Addiction, Health, Behaviour Change | CGL

The Reducing Re-offending Partnership

Transforming Rehabilitation is a Government initiative to reduce reoffending among individuals sentenced to less than 12 months who currently receive little or no supervision in the community.

On 1 June 2014, Probation Trusts were split into the National Probation Service (NPS) and 21 Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs). The NPS retains responsibility for high risk offenders, while the CRCs manage low to medium risk offenders.

Earlier this year, the management of CRCs was put out to tender. In November 2014, Change Grow Live (CGL) was selected by the Ministry of Justice as Preferred Bidder for two CRCs (Staffordshire & the West Midlands and Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire & Rutland, respectively), through our joint venture with Ingeus UK and St Giles Trust, called the Reducing Reoffending Partnership (RRP).

RRP is a great opportunity for us to combine our expertise with our joint venture partners to deliver enhanced rehabilitation services for people leaving prison, which will include employment support, health and substance misuse treatment, peer support and mutual aid.

Read more about the outcomes of the Transforming Rehabilitation tender process.

About our RRP partners

RRP will deliver high-quality, innovative rehabilitation services that will reduce offending and protect the public.

  • Ingeus UK has experience of helping people realise their potential through work and training, with employment recognised as a key factor in preventing reoffending.
  • St Giles Trust has expertise in developing programmes which put people who are no longer offending at the heart of the solution; training participants to use their skills and first-hand experience.

Visit the Reducing Reoffending Partnership website for more information.

Our approach to rehabilitation

  • Re-arrest rates for Change Grow Live criminal justice clients are one-third lower than national averages for similar services.

Change Grow Live does not make excuses for people who commit crimes: we think people should be held to account for their actions and come to understand the impact of their offending on themselves and those around them.

However, we know that people commit crime for complex reasons and addressing those factors is an essential element of successful rehabilitation.

That is why we provide support and structured programmes that tackle the specific drivers behind a person’s offending. This includes supporting people to repair family relationships, develop their social capital and find employment in order to build their resilience to the pressures that can cause a return to offending.

Our approach to rehabilitation is based on three core principles:

  • Whole journey

Ensuring that we provide comprehensive support throughout a person’s rehabilitation journey - in prison, through the gate and beyond into the community.

  • Whole person

Taking a personalised approach that uses a full understanding of each individual’s behaviour, attitudes, constraints, needs, triggers and strengths to divert them from dangerous and offending behaviours.

  • Whole system

Working in collaborative partnerships with justice agencies, stakeholders and voluntary sector partners to provide an integrated approach to offender management and public protection.

Foundations of Rehabilitation

Foundations of Rehabilitation (FoR) is a structured treatment programme designed to support individuals subject to new Rehabilitation Activity Requirement orders. FoR targets the thinking, attitudes and behaviour of offenders in order to develop their personal, social and community capital and support the desistance process. FoR supports enhanced thinking and life skills with a strong emphasis on self-management, emotional regulation and social empathy.

The FoR programme has been designed in collaboration with academics, practitioners and service users, specifically for the Ministry of Justice Transforming Rehabilitation reforms, and will become part of Rehabilitation Activity Requirements in approximately 85% of all cases we support through the RRP.