Preventing Crime

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.

Portsmouth Abuse and Rape Counselling Service

PARCS provide specialist counselling and therapy for children and young people who are displaying harmful sexual behaviour, including online, peer on peer and sibling abuse.

Portsmouth Abuse and Rape Counselling Service

Motiv8

Motiv8 exists to improve the life chances of young people and families. We do this to reduce offending, anti-social behaviour and the risk disengagement from learning or employment. Motiv8 also provide hate crime intervention package for young people; providing targeted group work, alongside educational hate crime workshops.

Motiv8

Stags in the Community

Engaging Diverse and Disparate People and Communities through Sport.

Stags in the Community

Crimestoppers

Anti-Crime Initiative for Hampshire: a contribution towards the role of Crimestoppers Regional Manager for Hampshire and Isle of Wight.

Crimestoppers

Street Pastors

The PCC supports Street Pastor schemes in Basingstoke, the Isle of Wight, Southampton, and Fleet.

Changing Tunes

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.

Changing Tunes

Restorative Justice

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.

Restorative Justice

Active Communities Network

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.

Leigh Park Project- Havant: 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.

Active Communities Network

Circles South East

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.

Circles South East 

Pompey in the Community

Restore Pompey: We will connect with young people at risk or engaging in football hooliganism and engage them in a programme of diversionary activity, changing lives.

Pompey in the Community

Portsmouth Mediation Service

Portsmouth Mediation Service equip local communities with the restorative skills that help to defuse tensions and prevent conflict, harm and hate from occurring and escalating.

Portsmouth Mediation Service

Hampshire Cultural Trust

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.

Hampshire Cultural Trust

Citizens Advice Winchester District

Provide a prison based free, confidential, impartial, independent weekly advice sessions to prisoners with a focus on finance and debt advice.

Citizens Advice Winchester District

The Prince's Trust

The Positive Futures project uses inspiring themes (sport, the arts) to help offenders and young people “at risk” to reengage with work, education and society.

The Prince’s Trust

Winchester Street Reach

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.

Winchester Street Reach

The Society of St James

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

The Society of St James are part of the Integrated Offender Management partnership.

Gosport Community Safety Partnership

Targeted ASB Youth Work: this service will engage with young people in Gosport who are, or who are at risk of, committing ASB, through education, support and signposting. Youth YOUdecide is a voting event based on a Participatory Budgeting model where local projects bid for a share of funds to address ASB and issues affecting young people.

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.

Gosport Community Safety Partnership

Isle of Wight Youth Trust
The Trust are funded to provide Safe and Sound: a multifaceted approach to tackling the effects of crime on children and young people. This project will reduce the impact of crime on young people by supporting victims, preventing offences and delivering educational projects.
Y Services
A charity to support and develop the delivery of quality youth work that meets the needs of young people. Y Services deliver a range of approaches that support children and young people in their local communities.  The Y Services projects funded by the PCC includes a youth project utilising creative art alongside youth work and social skills training techniques, to tackle/reduce ASB, Emotional Mental Health and Child Sexual Exploitation.
Safer Spaces Fareham: Provision of 9 hours of tier 2/3 detached (street based) targeted youth work in the borough of Fareham including additional 1-1 support and structured group work sessions to be delivered by an experienced team of youth workers.
The Source Young People's Charity

Transforming the lives of hard to reach, difficult to engage, disadvantaged, vulnerable & 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.

The Source Young People’s Charity

Southampton City Council

Southampton has a vibrant night time economy. Supervision of queues at taxi ranks by marshals
improves behaviour, reducing conflict and violence.

Southampton City Council

Test Valley Borough Council (on behalf of Test Valley Partnership)

‘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.

Test Valley Borough Council

Liss Youth Centre

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.

Liss Youth Centre

Youth Options

A flexible and mobile detached youth project responding to hotspot areas of anti-social behaviour (ASB), and exploitation.

Youth Options

Southampton Youth Offending Team

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.

Southampton Youth Offending Team

Portsmouth City Council

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.

Restorative approaches for Looked After Children: To embed restorative approaches in children’s homes and foster homes to prevent the criminalisation of looked after children.

Portsmouth City Council

Restorative Solutions CIC

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.

Restorative Solutions CIC

Hampshire Youth Offending Team

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.

Hampshire Youth Offending Team

Eastleigh Borough Council

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.

Eastleigh Borough Council

SSAFA Hampshire

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.

SSAFA Hampshire

Portsmouth Youth Offending Team

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.

Portsmouth Youth Offending Team

Isle of Wight Youth Offending Team

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.

Isle of Wight Youth Offending Team

City Life Church (Amber Chaplaincy)

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.

City Life Church (Amber Chaplaincy) 

Southern Domestic Abuse Service

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.

Southern Domestic Abuse Service

The Hampton Trust

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.

The Hampton Trust

Poseidon Amateur Boxing Club

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.

Poseidon Amateur Boxing Club

Yellow Door (Solent)

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.

Yellow Door (Solent)

Revive Newport

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.

Revive Newport

South Wight Area Youth Partnership (SWAY)

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.

South Wight Area Youth Partnership (SWAY)

Saints Foundation

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.

Saints Foundation

Safer Portsmouth Partnership

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.

Safer Portsmouth Partnership

Barnardo's

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.

Barnardo’s

Neighbourhood Crime Maps

Find out what’s happening in your neighbourhood, meet your local policing team and how to contact them. Explore the crime map to see what has happened and the policing outcomes for each crime.

Neighbourhood Watch

Find a Watch scheme in your community, and apply to join or send a message to the scheme coordinator. Neighbourhood Watch provides a way for local people to play an important part in making their communities safer.