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Interventions : successful in reducing crime

We use a range of ‘Interventions’, which intervene in those activities involved in committing crime, and help people develop alternative ways of behaving, and of dealing with their own circumstances and thinking.

Accredited programmes, which have been researched for effectiveness, use Cognitive Behavioural techniques, providing practical solutions and tools for offenders. The communication skills of our programme tutors are vital in bringing alive the work that needs to be done by people over several months. Programmes are matched to the nature of an individual’s offending.

Community Payback

Community Payback is a scheme which punishes offenders for their crimes and allows them to make amends in their local communities by carrying out unpaid work on local projects such as re-decorating community centres, tidying public spaces and removing litter.

Community Payback is a part of a Community Order sentence which is passed by Crown and Magistrates Court in England and Wales. It can also form part of a Suspended Sentence Order. The sentence can be between 40 and 300 hours and this must be carried this out in their spare time. For those who are in employment, this will mean working at weekends or during leave. Individuals who are unemployed must work 3-4 days a week.

We run many projects across Essex for the benefit of local communities and we are always looking for more. To suggest a local project for our Community Payback teams, please contact us

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