The Richmond CRI DIP Team consists of:
Arrest Referral Scheme
This initiative aims to identify Class A drug users at the point of arrest and encourage them to address their drug problem and obtain appropriate treatment. We can help individuals access treatment and support them throught this.
As Ricnhmond CRI is a non intensive borough, all arrestees are approached by experience drugs workers and offered the opportunity to access treatment is needed. This takes place in Police custody suites in the borough of Richmond by approaching individuals arrested.
DRR Asssements and Coordination
The DRR (Drug Rehabilitation Requirement) is a community order imposed by the court. It consists of 3 levels of intensity, low, medium and high. This is defined by how many hours a court may make compulsory for an individual to attend drug treatment. It is an alternative to a custodial so that individual who are motivated have an opportunity to address their substance misuse issues. The DRR Assessor and Coordinator will assess individuals for suitability and ensure they are linked in with thee appropriate treatment.
Prolific and Priority Offender Scheme
Individuals whose offence and frequency of offending is particularly high in the borough are identified by Police and Probation. There is a multi agency approach to working with these particular people which involves fast tracking them into accessing services and generally priority access so as to help them to address their offending and substance misue issues.
This provides support to people in prison and the aim of this scheme is to provide the most supportive and seamless transition from prison to community. This would involve agreeing an individual care plan with prisoners and providing the necassary support before and upon release to support their treatment and social needs.
This aims to support individuals invlved in the Criminal Justice System with a history of substance misuse to maintain a tenancy in the private sector. If on this scheme individuals will be supported throughout with 1-1 sessions and home visits.
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