Low Moss PSP

Low Moss PSP
Public Social Partnership in criminal justice
Social Purpose: 
• Access to sustainable appropriate housing • Family support • Employability and training • Drug recovery services • Alcohol recovery services • Mental health services • Specialist counselling services • Life skills – specifically addressing attitudes to offending
Social Impact: 
- key stakeholders involvement - Improved engagement in throughcare support services: from 450 prisoners engaging with initial assessment process to 200 service users engaging with community based support agencies post-release. - Sustained recovery from drug and/or alcohol misuse: 60% reporting stabilisation, reduction in use or abstinence. - Mental health improvements: 42 people reporting stable or improved mental health post-release - Delivery of a sustainable response to homelessness for prisoners engaging with the service: 75% placed and remaining in secure accommodation.
Innovative Character: 
The Low Moss PSP service model is based on evidence gathered from consultation and service design workshops with key stakeholders, including prisoners and ex-offenders, and a review of best practice evidence. Design principles are based on the premise that resettlement should begin the moment the individual arrives in prison and upon the evidence that prisoners can and do desist from criminal behaviours, and that every individual has personal and social capital that can be enhanced to increase their capacity to lead a productive life.
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