Criminal Justice Services

 

The Bold Moves Approach:

 

As part of the Government’s Transforming Rehabilitation Programme Bold Moves partnered with Sodexo to deliver services in the Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire (BeNCH) Community Rehabilitation Company. 

 
Transforming Rehabilitation changed the way that services are delivered to clients in custody and the management of service users in the community by introducing greater scope for new and innovative approaches to reducing reoffending through delivery by private, charitable, voluntary and community sector organisations.

 
Bold Moves provision is established across all areas of the CRC and in prisons located within BeNCH including: HMP Woodhill; HMP Bedford; HMP The Mount; and HMP Peterborough. Our programmes and approach has been developed to enable individuals to achieve best possible outcomes that will ultimately contribute to a reduced rate of reoffending for the communities that we serve. 

 
Programmes delivered in a Criminal Justice Setting include:

 

Safer Relationships

This is a 10 week group work programme for anyone who wants to improve their relationships with their partner, ex partner or children.

Written for those where there has been low – medium risk domestic violence or conflict in their relationships, however it is a communication course and therefore it has benefits for those who are: -
 

  • Returning home from prison and are concerned about this transition especially if there relationship has suffered due to their imprisonment or it has taken them from the family home for many years.
  • Those who have substance addictions and their substance abuse has led to conflict in the home and mistrust.
  • or where aggression has been part of their communication style.

 

It is not linked to a specific offence.  It can be part of the sentence plan where there has been-

Past Domestic violence
Criminal damage linked to a partner or ex partner.,
Violence against another man or family member due to a domestic dispute
Drink drive, if leaving a domestic setting due to lack of emotional control.
Where the identified trigger for the offence is linked to an intimate relationship.
Or any offence where a man feels that improving his communication style with his partner or ex partner will improve their relationship for children or themselves.
 

The course covers 4 themes:- Masculinity, Emotional Intelligence, Taking Responsibility and Changing Behaviours.

Who is not suitable for this programme?
 
Men with mental health or current substance misuse problems.
Where there has been significant domestic abuse (high-risk) in the relationship.
Where Men do not have an appropriate comprehension of the English Language.

Family Man Programme

The Family Man is a 10-session programme that supports fathers learn child and parent focused skills and how to use these skills after separation.

Who is suitable for this programme?

 

  • Where there has been on-going conflict in the separated relationship.
  • Where the conflict is thought to be having a negative impact on the children.
  • Where fathers would like to re-focus on their parenting skills post separation.
  • Where fathers would like to look at separation from the children’s perspective.
  • Where fathers would like to come to positive compromises with their ex partners regarding parenting post separation.
  • Where fathers would like to learn more about child development and safeguarding.

 

Who is not suitable for this programme?

 

Fathers with mental health or current substance misuse problems.

Where there has been significant domestic abuse in the relationship.

Where fathers do not have an appropriate comprehension of the English Language. 

 

What the programme teaches

 

Child Development, conflict management, positive parenting, emotional management, perspective taking, problem solving, communication skills, positive relationships, setting clear boundaries and developing positive parenting post separation and on-going resilience skills.

The Grey Man Programme

Is a 10-session group work or 1-1 programme, delivered by Veterans for Veterans. The programme revisits the self-management and life skills learnt during Forces basic training to support life structure, emotional management, getting employment and finding accommodation.  We have detailed knowledge of the specialist services available for Veterans and on going mentoring sessions are available to reinforce programme attendance, participation and on going motivation to maintain change.

360 Anger Management

A 6-week course delivered to encourage men to take responsibility for the impact of their emotions on others and practical skills on how to deal with anger in a healthy way.
The course covers, cues and triggers, fight and flight response, emotional intelligence, conflict resolution and teaches positive strategies and resilience techniques.

Who is not suitable for this programme?
 
Men with mental health or current substance misuse problems.
Where Men do not have an appropriate comprehension of the English Language.

360 Victim Awareness

Is a 6-session group work programme for the participants to take responsibility for their actions and consider the impact of their behaviour on both direct and indirect victims, focuses on teaching perspective taking, citizenship and the emotional intelligence required to understand the impact offending has on others.

 

Who is not suitable for this programme?
 
Men with mental health or current substance misuse problems.
Where Men do not have an appropriate comprehension of the English Language.

360 Motivation Programme

This is a 4-session group work programme, focusing on recognising, defining and implementing important life changes. The programme covers making decisions, managing ambivalence, life’s challenges and procrastination. The programme supports the development of a new personal future vision of success.

 

Who is not suitable for this programme?
 
Men with mental health or current substance misuse problems.
Where Men do not have an appropriate comprehension of the English Language.

Men’s Health and Safety (Usually 1:1)

An on-going support service for male sex workers, focusing on advice, physical and mental health issues guidance, staying safe and breaking the cycle of sex working. The work also focuses on self-esteem building challenging negative self-beliefs and setting realistic and manageable goals for the future

Male Victims of Domestic Abuse (Usually 1:1)

A support service for male offenders who have identified they have been a victim of domestic abuse in either a same sex or opposite gender relationships, we have experienced workers that will support men with identifying abusive behaviours, safety planning, remaining child centred and the impact of masculinity and culture on the individuals.


If you are a professional who would like to make a professional referral, please click here: Professional Referral Form
 
If you are an individual who would like to self-refer, please click here: Self-Referral Form