Victimisation Of Offending, Through The Gate Mentor Pilot


The pilot will work with young people who have suffered harm, including physical, mental or emotional harm as a result of a criminal off a criminal offence, or who are relatives of someone whose death was directly caused by a criminal office (Government code practice).

Commissioned by MOPAC, MOJ & Kent PCC

14 month pilot commencing in February – working with YP from London & Kent

Mentors to increase links with Victim services, increase wellbeing of the boy, help them cope and recover from their victimisation

Service Aims

  • To address young offenders’ victimisation in order to reduce reoffending
  • Provide a trauma-informed, through the gate service to prepare young people identified as victims, to engage with support in custody and services on release
  • Focus on the cyclical relationship between crime-related trauma, adverse childhood experiences, being a victim on crime and reoffending
  • Refer young people into existing community victim support services
  • Improve young people’s long-term outcomes and achievements, but supporting them to build links, increase resilience and gain post-release community support
  • Provide a service that enhances resettlement and reduces reoffending.

Referral Criteria

  • Serving Detention & Training Orders (DTOs), those on remand and young people serving longer sentences which will see them serve no more than one year in the adult estate
  • With a known history of crime-related trauma
  • That self-report any crime-related or adverse childhood-related trauma (crimes do not need to have been officially reported)
  • That identify as being a victim of crime
  • That consent to engaging with the service

Service Provision

  • Working with young prior and post release
  • Initially 8 weeks
  • Trauma informed 1-1 work
  • Link to community victim support services
  • Continued 1-1 support in the community
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