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HLNY CRC offers a comprehensive range of accredited programmes and courses to help people to understand the reasons behind why they have committed their offences, and to look at ways to stop them from repeating the behaviour.

A range of courses have also been developed that tackle offending behaviour.

Our programmes and courses are described below:


Building Better Relationships is a nationally accredited programme designed to reduce re-offending by adult male offenders convicted of intimate partner violence. The programme, based on group work, takes into account recent developments in thinking and research in relation to aggression within relationships.

Target outcomes:

  • participants will be able to:
  • learn more about the types of behaviour that damage relationships
  • gain a better understanding of themselves
  • understand how their personal issues play a part in the violence they show to their partners
  • discover their strengths and build on them to improve their relationships
  • develop their skills and learn new ones to overcome difficulties.

Who is eligible:

  • male offenders
  • offenders whose violence is exclusive to same sex relationships
  • offenders with serious mental health problems
  • offenders judged unlikely to achieve the learning outcomes because of, for example, severe drug dependency

The accredited Drink Impaired Drivers programme is designed to teach offenders how to avoid driving whenever they have been drinking. It does this by means of a structured accredited programme which tackles the offender’s poor planning, ignorance of alcohol and its effects, lack of consideration for others and poor decision making skills, etc. It does not specifically aim to control problem drinking, but to ensure that drinking of any sort is not followed by driving. They will also be required to keep appointments with their supervising officer.

Target outcomes:

  • participants will be able to:
  • understand levels of alcohol units and consumption
  • generate alternatives to drink driving
  • control thoughts, feelings and actions
  • demonstrate changed attitudes to drink driving
  • forward plan and improve decision-making skills
  • identify ways in which they can prevent re-offending
  • changing attitudes to drink driving
  • improving self-confidence and motivation to change things that have led to offending
  • knowing what they have to do to solve problems using a step-by-step approach

Who is eligible:

  • male and female offenders aged 18 or over
  • not for offenders with five or more previous convictions of any sort
  • not for those with serious drug /alcohol problems
  • not for first drink/drive convictions (unless it was aggravated e.g. more than twice over the legal limit and/or had been involved in a road accident)
  • completion of referral form where necessary
  • minimum order duration – twelve months

RESOLVE is a group-work programme designed to reduce re-offending by adult male offenders who are 18 years and over and who have been convicted of violent offences. It aims to reduce the likelihood and seriousness of violent and aggressive behaviour in male offenders by developing each participant’s understanding of their own paths into violent offending and their continued use of violence. RESOLVE, which is an accredited programme, offers offenders skills and strategies to avoid the use of violence. A range of exercises and methods are used in the sessions to keep offenders engaged and motivated.

Target outcomes:

  • participants will be able to:
  • understand when and why people use violence and aggression
  • recognise thoughts, feelings, behaviours and situations that underpin their violence
  • devise practical and sustainable strategies to desist from violent behaviour
  • build on strengths to improve self-control
  • help participants to develop an awareness of their personal and situational factors that reinforce and maintain their use of violence
  • encourage participants to identify, use and build on existing strengths and skills, and to develop new skills to change their thinking and their behaviour
  • help offenders to develop practical and sustainable strategies for maintaining change once they have completed and left the programme.

Who is eligible:

  • males with an index offence for violence – instrumental or emotionally driven
  • volence including verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, blackmail, physical violence and criminal damage
  • medium/high risk of violent reconviction but High ROSH
  • NOT suitable for females; perpetrators of domestic abuse; sexually motivated offences; those with serious mental health problems; those unlikely to achieve learning outcomes e.g. severe drug dependency
  • minimum order duration – 12 months

An intensive and demanding accredited cognitive skills programme that addresses thinking and behaviours associated with offending.

Target outcomes:

  • participants will be able to:
  • demonstrate improved problem-solving and goal setting skills
  • demonstrate improved emotional self-management
  • consider other people’s perspectives and emotional responses
  • develop more positive relationships

Who is eligible:

  • for those who demonstrate thinking deficits
  • suitable for those with dyslexia, literacy or language needs
  • males and females
  • unsuitable for index offences; domestic abuse perpetrators; substance misuse dependents
  • minimum order duration – twelve months

The accredited Breaking Free programme is designed for service users with a drug and or alcohol issues and is delivered online programme and/or through the Pillars of Recovery group work.

There are eight online sessions which must be delivered sequentially and can be used independently by service users or delivered as computer-assisted therapy by practitioners.

Contains a structured assessment and a wide range of evidence-based psychosocial interventions.

Target outcomes:

  • starting the recovery journey
  • understanding substance dependence
  • managing cravings and urges
  • sampling sobriety
  • achieving lifestyle balance
  • understanding emotional wellbeing; challenging negative thoughts and breaking unhelpful behavior patterns

Who is eligible:

  • male or Female aged 18+
  • identified alcohol and or drug issue
  • to be requested at court as a Court-Accredited Programme

HELP is an accredited healthy relationship programme designed to take an earlier intervention approach to domestic abuse – for individuals who have been identified as experiencing relationship difficulties.

Target outcomes:

  • participants will be able to:
  • learn more about the types of behaviour that damage relationships
  • gain a better understanding of themselves
  • understand gender roles, beliefs, attitudes and behaviors
  • trust and empathy
  • communication assertiveness and active listening.

Who is eligible:

  • low to Medium risk service users willing to sign up to the conditions of success agreement and agree for their partner to be contacted
  • can be delivered to male, female and young people


Courses we deliver in Humberside, Lincolnshire and North Yorkshire:

The course is designed for individuals in relationships marked by high levels of conflict. It works with people who commit domestic abuse and encourages them to accept personal responsibility for their negative behaviour and builds on their determination to change.

Improving Relationships – Supporting Change is suitable as:

  • sentenced in criminal courts
  • intervention for individuals referred via social services departments, general practitioners and more self-referral by individuals concerned about their own behavior

The course uses:

  • anger management
  • perspective taking
  • communication and conflict resolution
  • victim empathy
  • distress reduction

The course recognises the patterns of negative behaviour that result from dysfunctional family dynamics and promotes attitudes and skills to help participants break these patterns of behaviour.

This course is for offenders who are relatively new to the criminal justice system and who would benefit from a short intervention. It teaches new skills and ways of coping with problems, such as:

  • improving the offender’s ability to recognise problems
  • finding out how to take the best decisions
  • learning about the impact and consequences of crime
  • raising awareness about the issues and feelings victims experience
  • deciding what changes need to be made to prevent re-offending
  • keeping out of crime in the future

This course is for offenders who have committed an acquisitive offence and focuses on individual responsibility, citizenship and attitudes to crime.

Achieving Peaceful Solutions is a progamme that aims to unpick the main factors underling violent behaviour and teaches people to use alternative methods to resolve conflict.

The programme teaches new skills and ways of coping with problems, such as:

  • developing skills for managing unrealistic expectations about the behaviour of others
  • challenging any wider societal views or opinions which support the use of violence
  • developing the skills needed to manage conflict in a socially acceptable manner.

Achieving Peaceful Solutions is for offenders who pose a low to medium risk of harm and who have committed an offence that is violent or aggressive, including criminal damage and public order offences.

WISER is a course for women offenders and is based around a structured work group. It uses Cognitive Behavioural Theory and encourages offenders to examine why they have offended and motivates them to change.

The course teaches new skills and ways of coping with problems, such as:

  • challenging the beliefs, thoughts and values that contribute to offending
  • developing skills to better manage emotions and behaviours
  • developing confidence in decision-making so women can lead a more appropriate lifestyle
  • supporting the women in planning their own personal goals
  • supporting participants in identifying future risks and developing skills and strategies to deal with them.

The programme is usually accompanied by a six-month community order.

This course is for offenders who have committed a crime in which alcohol consumption was a contributory factor.

This course is for offenders who have breached their orders. The aim is to look at reasons why they have breached and to increase their motivation to comply with their order.

Education, Employment and Training is for offenders who have been assessed as having specific needs that could be developed.

The course is for offenders who have been convicted of a Hate Crime. It will usually form part of an order where supervision is also a requirement.