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Criminal Justice

Redirecting people away from the criminal justice system, breaking the cycle of substance use and crime and supporting second chances. We believe in education and early intervention and see the potential in all of us.

Why Cranstoun helps

We work alongside the criminal justice system to break the cycle of crime and substance use as early as possible. By engaging with our services people have the opportunity to make positive changes to improve their lives and the communities they live in.

Currently, Cranstoun operates a number of region-wide Criminal Justice Services including Arrest Referral, DIVERT™ (pre-arrest drug diversion), Alcohol Related Violence and Alcohol Related Domestic Abuse. We also deliver psychosocial substance use treatment at HMP Birmingham.

By putting the person at the centre of our support, keeping empathy at the forefront and offering knowledge and understanding, we can create safer communities by reducing re-offending and improving access to services.

How Cranstoun helps

Cranstoun works directly with statutory and third sector organisations within the criminal justice system to support and educate offenders, victims, witnesses and the wider community. By offering alternative methods of support and intervention, we can create positive change in people’s lives.

We specialise in services in and out of custody and support the design of systems to improve local, regional and national pathways.

Cranstoun can offer the following support:

  • Person-centred holistic assessment
  • Tailored advice and information
  • Onward referral for specialist treatment and advice
  • Naloxone training and supply
  • Education programmes to address drug and alcohol related violence
  • Support for police and community relations
  • Early intervention support

Everyone has their own journey, their own experience and their own life path. At Cranstoun, we understand this, and will always aim to work alongside individuals, systems and organisations to bring out the best in those that engage with us.

Have a look at the programmes on offer below to learn more.

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Resources

Programmes

DIVERT®

DIVERT®

DIVERT® is Cranstoun’s pre-arrest drug diversion programme for those found by the police in possession of small quantities of a controlled substance. Its aim is to educate individuals to make informed choices about their drug use, and divert them to support services for any identified needs. The programme can be delivered via Outcome 22 or Community Resolutions.

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Cranstoun Arrest Referral Service

Cranstoun Arrest Referral Service

The Cranstoun Arrest Referral Service provides offenders the opportunity to break the cycle of crime and substance use. Our dedicated staff teams work within police custody suites offering advice, information and referrals on to further treatment.

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Out-of-Court Resolutions

Out-of-Court Resolutions

Cranstoun provides a Conditional Caution Programme with West Midlands Police delivered across all local authority areas of the West Midlands Police Force area including Coventry, Solihull, Birmingham, Sandwell, Walsall, Dudley and Wolverhampton.

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Psychosocial Support and Treatment Services at HMP Birmingham

Psychosocial Support and Treatment Services at HMP Birmingham

Cranstoun offers psychosocial support for people at HMP Birmingham who have a history of using drugs and alcohol or who are currently using drugs or alcohol.

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