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Services we offer

CRIMINAL JUSTICE INITIATIVES

The Criminal Justice agenda within substance misuse continues to grow and TEDS plays a major part in providing specialist services to offenders with substance misuse problems.

NATIONAL PROBATION SERVICE

Our partnership with Probation continues to provide specialist services to offenders serving community orders who have an identified substance misuse problem.

During 2005/06, 390 individuals have been seen which is a massive increase of 143 individuals on the previous year.

DRUG REHABILITATION REQUIREMENT

TEDS is part of a consortium with Drugaid and the Community Drug & Alcohol Team (CDAT) that has a partnership with Probation to deliver the Drug Rehabilitation Requirement (DRR) to offenders who meet the criteria for the order.

During 2005/06, 140 individuals were given the order and received a range of assessment and treatment interventions. All targets for this scheme were met and, in some cases, exceeded this year.

ARREST REFERRAL

This scheme has now been running since 2001. We were fortunate to receive funding for a second Arrest Referral worker to cover the Ton Pentre Police Station as well as our worker in Pontypridd Police Station.

Everyone arrested and taken to either Police Station is offered the opportunity to see the Arrest Referral worker.

The Arrest Referral is now an integral part of the DIP programme.

DRUG INTERVENTION PROGRAMME

The same consortium as above were successful in being awarded the contract to deliver this new initiative in Rhondda Cynon Taff and Merthyr Tydfil.

The new team consists of:

Team Manager					Drugaid
Assessment & Care Co-ordinator		Drugaid
Case Managers					x 4 TEDS
‘G’ Grade CPN						CDAT
‘B’ Grade Nurse					CDAT
Admin							Drugaid

DIP has two bases, one in Merthyr Tydfil and one in Pontypridd. The project aims to target substance misusers within the criminal justice system and those that have fallen out of treatment.

YOUTH OFFENDING SERVICE

We have 5 staff within the YOS, 2 specialist substance misuse workers and 3 Resettlement & Aftercare Provision (RAP) workers. Between them they provide a range of Tier 2 services to young people involved with the YOS, who have substance misuse or related problems. During 2005/06, 90 young people have received interventions from the teams. They have also provided training for staff, volunteers and magistrates. The age range of the young people is 10-17 but the majority of those seen fall into the 15-17 age group.

RESETTLEMENT & AFTERCARE PROVISION (RAP)

We provide a structured programme of support to young people before, during and after a custodial sentence. This includes substance misuse, accommodation and benefits advice & support.

 

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