A core part of the Commissioner’s role is to support policing by preventing crime and reducing offending.
These are the projects that the Commissioner currently supports to achieve this aim.
Motiv8 exists to improve the life chances of young people and families. We do this to reduce offending, anti-social behaviour and the risk of disengagement from learning or employment, across Portsmouth, Gosport, Havant and Fareham.
Anti-Crime Initiative for Hampshire: a contribution towards the role of Crimestoppers Regional Manager for Hampshire and Isle of Wight.
Changing Tunes is a charity that uses music and mentoring to help people lead meaningful lives, free from crime.
Changing Tunes’ Programme at HMP Albany, HMP Parkhurst and HMP Winchester and Hampshire Post-Release Programme 2019-2020: Weekly group music workshops at HMP Albany, Parkhurst and Winchester, leading to performances and recordings. Ex-prisoners attend fortnightly music workshops, regular one-to-one mentoring and perform at Hampshire venues/events. Ex-offenders will also be signposted to additional musical initiatives in the community.
Restorative Justice is a victim focused approach that empowers victims and communities, but also an opportunity for the offender to take responsibility for what they have done, acknowledge the harm caused and where possible make amends.
Active Communities Network provides weekly sports, arts and cultural activities, accredited training, personal and social development, regular youth forums, and awareness-raising workshops which tackle relevant community issues with a focus on supporting the Safer Communities agenda.
ACN provide workshops for professionals and the community to raise awareness of Child Criminal Exploitation.
Leigh Park, Havant; Charles Dickens and St Thomas wards, Portsmouth: Diversionary structured activity within areas of vulnerability and targeted interventions, through informal and formal referrals for young people who are triggering initial concerns and displaying increasing vulnerability risk factors. Pathways into a menu of credible development opportunities including themed based resilience workshops.
Hampshire Reducing Sexual Harm Circles Project: through the use of trained volunteers Circles SE will support sexual offenders released from prison to safely reintegrate back into the community.
Restore Pompey: We will connect with young people at risk and engage them in a programme of diversionary activity, changing lives.
Summer Arts College delivers high quality poetry and photography workshops as positive youth diversion activities to at-risk young people.
Creating Change is an arts intervention designed for HIOW CRC Women’s Centres to inspire positive change on women offenders’ journeys towards desistance. The 8-week programme will be delivered to five groups, positively influencing 60 vulnerable and at-risk women on probation.
Targeted monthly workshops to engage vulnerable and disadvantaged young people, referred from our outreach, helping reduce risk factors to offending.
Friday night drop-in Football project: A drop-in football project for disadvantaged and vulnerable young people age 11-17 which provides a positive diversionary activity on a Friday night.
The Bridge 2 Volunteer project provides volunteering opportunities to people who are looking to build new skills and experiences to help them move away from addiction and offending.
The Cafe in the Park is a supported work project to provide employment and training opportunities for vulnerable people.
The Society of St James are part of the Integrated Offender Management partnership.
Gosport Cycle Safe: Gosport Cycle Safe is a partnership initiative which focuses on engaging with Gosport communities in relation to all aspects of cycle safety and prevention of theft.
Transforming the lives of hard to reach, difficult to engage, disadvantaged, vulnerable and chaotic young people at risk of exploitation, reoffending or entering the Criminal Justice System. Changing engagement, aspirations, attitudes, thinking, and behaviour through bespoke transformational therapeutic 1-1 mentoring and Detached Youth Work.
‘ICE’ – Intervention, Communication, Education: ICE provides a multi-agency focus on early intervention with at-risk young children, prior to reaching the threshold for formal action.
Big Band Buffet: Multi-agency crime prevention and safety information event for older, socially isolated and vulnerable residents at higher risk of crime/ASB.
Detached Work (Outreach) to Liss Village: Provision of two qualified youth workers to undertake detached work several times a week to meet with young people where they congregate in the village, with an objective of supporting them in to make informed decisions.
A flexible and mobile detached youth project responding to hotspot areas of anti-social behaviour (ASB), and exploitation in Eastleigh, Hedge End, Basingstoke, and Southampton.
Southampton YOS – Priority Young Person Strategy: The strategy is a partnership approach to tackling young people at most risk of re-offending by developing robust integrated plans and interventions across services and organisations.
YOS Accredited Arts Programme: The YOS Arts Programme will continue collaboration with Artswork to enable young people to gain Artsmark accreditation, enable the YOS to gain accreditation and develop an offer to work with vulnerable children not yet open to the Youth Justice System.
Development of Early Help and Prevention Activities: The YOS would like to enhance its early help offer via two strands. Firstly by developing Joint Decision Making Panel service delivery processes and secondly, by developing more effective Early Help services for Children not in the Youth Justice System.
Up2U Creating Healthy Relationships: Up2U is an intervention programme to work with people who use abusive and/or violent behaviours in their relationships, with partner support.
An APV coordinator promotes, coordinates and delivers Adolescent-to-Parent Violence programmes.
Stamshaw Targeted Youth Provision: offering a safe space to informally educate young people and divert them away from entering the Criminal Justice System.
Looked After Children Service: embeds restorative approaches in children’s homes and foster homes to prevent the criminalization of Looked After Children.
The Restore:Families provides an intervention programme to support families experiencing Adolescent to Parent Violence in the Southampton area to at least three cohorts of families i.e. ten children or young people in each cohort.
Break4Change is a therapeutic programme aimed at working restoratively with both the parent and child to tackle adolescent to parent violence.
Youth Crime Prevention: Provision of youth crime prevention work in each district of Hampshire, to engage and work with children and young people (age 10-16) who are at risk of offending and entering the Criminal Justice System.
Friday Night Football: This project offers a positive diversionary activity on a Friday evening for young people between ages 10-19. It aims to reduce anti-social behaviour and low level crime by offering a safe and structured activity along with targeted education intervention work.
Supporting veterans in the Criminal Justice System: To prevent reoffending through the provision of material support, secure housing and debt advice, to applicants and their families.
Referral Order and Volunteer Co-Ordinator (ROVC): To continue the existing grant-funded delivery of ROVC in Portsmouth Youth Justice Area. Includes recruitment, training and retention of community volunteers, coordination of Referral Order processes, supporting victim involvement and enhancing links to the local community through delivery of reparation.
Portsmouth YOT- Youth Crime Diversion (YCD): Project Strategic development of YCD in Portsmouth; ensure children at risk of or already involved in offending/ ASB receive appropriate interventions at the lowest level, at the earliest stage, with the greatest likelihood of success to secure the best long-term outcomes.
Break4Change is a therapeutic program aimed at working restoratively with both the parent and child to deal with adolescent to parent violence.
Youth Crime Prevention (YCP): Provision of YCP work within the Isle of Wight YOT, working with children and young people (age 10-17) at risk of offending and entering the Criminal Justice System, or are exiting it and require longer term preventative support.
Amber On-Street Outreach & Daytime Support: A chaplaincy service offering evening outreach sessions and daytime support to women involved in prostitution on the streets of Southampton.
It’s a RAPP (Relationship Abuse Prevention Programme): Work with children and young people on domestic violence, to break the cycle of abuse as victim, perpetrator or general offender through tailored packages of tiered support.
Who’s in Charge?: Group work to empower parents whose child is being violent towards them, reduce stress & guilt and give them strategies to use with their child.
WaDE (Women & Desistance Empowerment programme): WaDE offers a trio of gender informed responses to tackle the root cause of female offending. This includes two workshops as part of a conditional caution, access to a rolling programme of support and client-led individual support to access services.
Fighting Back: boxing training to reduce offending and empower victims. Non-contact boxing training and pro-social modelling to engage young offenders and those at risk of offending, so as to divert them from crime, and also offer victims of crime the opportunity to improve confidence, self-esteem and a sense of empowerment.
STAR project: STAR is a nationally/internationally recognised award winning project delivering education and prevention sessions on Domestic Sexual Abuse in schools and youth settings. Particularly targeting those most at risk, it has evidenced improvements to Children and Young People/Vulnerable Adults awareness of risk and how to get help.
Newport Youth Café and Detached Youthwork: We will provide a youth cafe for young people with a range of social activities and support services, alongside a five-day/week detached service, with youth workers working with young people at town centre locations identified by the police and council.
SWAY: To establish and develop caring and nurturing relationships with 10-18 years old in the South Wight rural communities and to empower them to make positive and healthy choices in all area of their lives. Providing youth activities and family support.
Saints4Sport provides daily support services, that focus on sport and positive activities, to vulnerable and at risk adults in Southampton, with the aim of reducing offending and promoting participants to play a positive role in the community.
Substance misuse intervention programme: A targeted and enhanced service for offenders. This will increase access and maintain engagement in treatment. Substance misuse treatment will reduce re-offending, reduce the risk posed by offenders, support and monitor offenders to develop life skills.
Be Safe (Barnardo’s Exploitation Project): Be Safe will provide direct support to children and families and work with partners to develop a coordinated approach to safeguarding children identified as the victims of Child Criminal Exploitation across the Hampshire Constabulary area, whilst raising awareness across the wider workforce.
Positive Futures: working with young people released from Winchester HMP/YOI to progress them into positive outcomes.
The Maverick Sessions: aims to engage with young people referred from Portsmouth and Hampshire Youth Offending Teams. They aim to help to build confidence, self-esteem and wellbeing, whilst reducing offending.
Delivery of assembly-based awareness sessions to help young people recognise domestic abuse in their relationships.
ACEs Recovery Toolkit training: staff within Winchester HMP/YOI are trained to recognise the signs of Adverse Childhood Experiences and how offenders can recover.
A counselling service for women who were victims/survivors of historical sexual abuse. They provide an Emotional Resilience Processes programme.
Hampshire Schools Knife Crime Media Competition: the competition is delivered in schools to encourage young people to use creative writing and media production to address the issue of knife crime.
Hotel Watch – Hampshire & IOW: Hotel Watch is intended to Inform, Educate, Prevent and Reduce crime relating to CSE & CCE in Hotels by providing a secure platform of information sharing between Police, Hotels and partner agencies.
Aspire: workshops with young people who are on the edge of exclusion from school.
Employment and mentoring support for isolated High Risk of Harm offenders.
Through The Gate: delivering two SMART (Self Management and Recovery Training) groups to primarily Portsmouth based prisoners per week in order to continue engagement on release and provide long term support to become a drug free contributing citizen.