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Real Lives

It is easy to see victims and offenders as crime statistics, but there is a person behind the number, someone you may know. Many people find themselves in a difficult, isolated or distressing situation at some point in there life, resulting from the impact of a crime. Whatever their story, our commitment is to offer non-judgemental intervention, mentoring and support where it is needed. It can be difficult to know where to begin. We focus on what we can do, what is possible and what works.

Our staff team,  volunteers, partners and funders are motivated because their actions make a tangible difference to the lives of real people – real people who often feel they have no options in life. We work to give them back some choices – and offer guidance to help them make the right ones.

We  work with compassion and with the understanding that we all may need a helping hand at some time.  Sometimes all it takes for someone to regain control of their life is a little  emotional and practical support at the right time.

Changing Outcomes – One Life at a Time

We would love to share some real-life stories.

Through the kind donations of time, knowledge and funding offered by our supporters we are able to protect, support and reach hundreds of people every year. We continue to strive for more because we see every day how our services enable victims to rebuild their lives and realise a better future.  We see how early interventions help others to avoid becoming involved in criminal activity.

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Frontline Caseworker/Practitioners Providing Support
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Different Support Services
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Volunteers on Board!

Restorative Justice; Healing the Harm

Restorative Justice  offers victims an opportunity to be heard, to ask questions of the person responsible and to have their say in the resolution of the harm caused. It holds the offender accountable in a more meaningful way, where they see the impact of the crime.

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A Real Story

https://vimeo.com/184560774

Filmed & Edited by Alex Lawton

New Leaf; A Fresh Start

There can be many reasons why people become involved in crime but we  believe that everyone deserves respect and that no-one should ever be seen as beyond hope.  Our New Leaf Offender Mentoring service offers practical support and encouragement to offenders on release from prison, helping them to resettle back into the community and showing them that they can make a valuable contribution to society, that they have choices and that with some support they can make the right ones.

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Testimonials

710, 2017

“I want to say a massive thank you to you for the help you gave me through the Police investigation it has been much appreciated, you are an amazing individual that shows compassion and patience.” 

709, 2015

I wanted to thank you and everyone I spoke to along the way for being so kind and understanding. It’s so important when you’ve been the victim of a crime to feel that you’re not alone and can access support and help and you have all done that so perfectly.

You were so brilliant and have been so great to refer me to a female trauma specialist who, after speaking to her briefly, seems to be excellent as well. It still continues and I think it will be a long journey to recovery, but you’ve given me a map and a sandwich to help me through it! I really truly appreciate all your time and help, it’s made a huge difference to me knowing I’m heading in the right direction.”

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