The Durham Tees Valley CRC works with adults (18 years and over) who have either been given a community sentence by the courts or have been released from prison on licence. Since the Offender Rehabilitation Act 2014 came into force we also supervise those who come back into the community following a short term prison sentence of 12 months or less.
As part of the rehabilitative journey we refer to the people that work with us as participants.
We have qualified, experienced colleagues as well as volunteers and peer mentors working with participants to:
- Support Reintegration
- Complete the Sentence given to them by the courts; and
- Reduce reoffending rates
DTV CRC have colleagues within prisons preparing those to be released for the transition back into the community as well as teams in community hubs ensuring participants undertake Community Sentences set by court and licence conditions are met on release from prison.
DTV CRC also works closely with partnership agencies including the police, housing, training and employment, children services and many more to provide a positive future for both participants and the communities in which we live.