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The Community Sentence Treatment Requirement Programme (CSTR) in Northampton is for women only and has been developed to explore why the use of treatment requirements, made at the point of sentence in court, are underused compared to other community requirements. There are three treatment requirements available, and these are: drug, alcohol and mental health (DRR, ATR, MHTR).
The CSTR programme is a partnership between the Department of Health, Ministry of Justice, NHS England, and Public Health England. A joint protocol has been developed with the intention of increasing the use of the CSTR, as well as understanding the reasons why treatment requirements are under-used.
There are a number of CSTR testbed sites, one of which is in Northamptonshire and is specifically for women. It is chaired by the Office of Police and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire, and delivered through the The Good Loaf Café C2C Social Enterprise and the local liaison and diversion service. Other partners include:Northamptonshire County Council,Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, BeNCH Community Rehabilitation Company, the University of Northampton, National Probation Service, HM Courts & Tribunals Service, and the Prison Reform Trust.
The Good Loaf Café is a social business that provides real employment opportunities for vulnerable local women to help them break the cycle of poverty, unemployment and offending. By working through our structured work placements female offenders gain practical skills and experience in a real work environment. Our team is made up of paid staff, volunteers and women on work placements and we all work together, united in our passion to produce the finest bread and baked products in Northamptonshire and committed to improving the lives of those who have not had an easy time.
Alongside the clinical interventions within the treatment requirement, women are supported through a 12-week work programme, on successful completion of which, they acquire a Level 1 AIM Award in employability, a Level 1 AIM Award in volunteering and a Level 2 Certificate in food safety.
To find out more, contact email@example.com or 01604 824 080.