“Crossroads helped me to get a job and a flat. Without their help I am sure I would have slipped back into a life of crime”
“Crossroads has given me the support I needed to turn my life around”
“I now have people I can trust and talk to. Without this help I would be back inside already”
“I was addicted to drugs and alcohol. Crossroads helped me get onto a program to help me get off them. I know now that I can face a future without crime”
“I had lost all hope and faith while in prison. When I got out Crossroads helped me to see things differently. Their support has helped me to rebuild my life and become a useful member of society”
The Crossroads Trust is a new outreach service supporting ex-offenders being released to the local community. The Crossroads Trust has a focus on helping low risk offenders. The service provides information, advice, signposting and practical support to clients with criminal records many of whom have received custodial or community based sentences. We offer a mentoring service helping clients to access local services and promote social inclusion to help them make a positive contribution to society. Many of our clients will have complex problems including mental health and substance misuse issues. Literacy and numeracy is also an issue for many and support is needed with completing benefit applications, job searches, and preparing for job interviews.
From their research and focus groups clients have told the Trust that many ex-offenders are in urgent need of a helping hand especially following release from prison. Potential clients need to know what help and support is available to them to help them become independent and make a positive contribution to society.
This project is aimed at building the clients self-esteem and supports the client to achieve independence and economic well being. Facilitating meaningful employment opportunities in appropriate jobs. Promote physical and emotional well being and where appropriate provide help to obtain satisfactory ID and a bank account.
This project is a peer mentoring initiative. Providing motivated mentors to guide, support and inspire law abiding citizens with criminal records to develop the attitudes and skills that will help them become successful in their personal lives. To help alleviate the risk of social exclusion and support them to make a positive contribution to society
This project aims to improve or maintain clients physical wellbeing. The Crossroads Trust will help to assess and implement a fitness plan. Monitor and evaluate its effectiveness, working with the client to encourage positive thinking through exercise and sporting activities thus supporting the client’s transition into the community.
This project provides clean, age appropriate clothing for those in need upon release from prison or for interviews or employment.
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This project provides opportunities for physical activity, collaborative working, personal enrichment and improving self-esteem.
Our mission is to peer mentor and support ex-offenders to break the cycle of re-offending and promote safer communities. Our objectives are to:
• To provide support for individuals involved in the justice system who want to make a positive change for themselves and their families, providing services that are aimed at reducing re-offending in the north Warwickshire and surrounding areas;
• To provide services designed to have a positive impact supporting individuals change their life for the better, including support with housing, benefits, health, addiction and debt management;
• To provide peer mentoring, training and support groups, using a person centred approach to guide and support each individual to develop different aspects of their lives.
• To provide activities that support those who are disadvantaged in the labour market with work experience and employment opportunities, helping with their reintegration into society and promoting social inclusion;
• To work with families of offenders, ex-offenders and those at risk of exclusion;
• To provide services by associating with voluntary organisations, local authorities, health organisations, local communities and local organisations in a common effort to provide services enabling individuals to move forward with their lives;
• To manage and improve the facilities and services of the Company which, in the opinion of the Directors, may enhance the sustainability of the Company.
SUPPORTING EX-OFFENDERS TO LIVE CRIME FREE LIVES
Accredited peer mentoring and support for ex-offenders to break the cycle of re-offending and promote safer communities.