Changing behaviour and preventing crime
The ability of offenders to change and rehabilitate with the appropriate support and guidance is central to the probation ethos.
Surrey and Sussex Probation Trust operate a range of successful activities aimed at tackling the root causes of offending. These include:
Offending behaviour programmes
Tackling the way people think has been shown to directly affect the way they behave. Offending behaviour programmes are designed to address and challenge the activities and patterns of behaviour that contribute to committing crime. These programmes are courses that offenders have to attend either as part of a Community Order or as a condition of release from prison.
Surrey and Sussex Probation Trust run a variety of programmes accredited by the Home Office, addressing criminal behaviour including general offending, domestic violence, sex offending, drink driving and more.
Find out more about our offending behaviour programmes
Education, training and employment
Providing offenders with training, skills and education to enable them to enter the workforce.
Find out more about offender education, training and employment
Dependency on and misuse of drugs and alcohol is a major cause of offending. Surrey and Sussex Probation Trust oversees delivery of Drug Rehabilitation Requirement and Alcohol Treatment Requirement sentences from the courts.
Find out more about Drug Rehabilitation
Find out more about Alcohol Treatment