We supervise prisoners released after fewer than two years in custody once they have left jail. This system is called Through the Gate.
Prisoners committed to custody are subject to supervision after release for at least 12 months. We commission Shelter to run our TTG service on Humberside, Lincolnshire and North Yorkshire. The service we commission aims to assess the needs of people in the prisons across the area we cover so that following release they can successfully rehabilitate in their community.
Our Through the Gate service makes sure that each prisoner has a resettlement plan, and has activity starting 12 weeks before their release to prepare them for leaving jail. Our aim is to ensure that they do not reoffend.
The Through the Gate service aims to work with prisoners to:
- complete part 2 of the Basic Custodial Screening Tool
- provide a crisis intervention service
- convene a resettlement meeting if timescales allow
- liaise with the offender’s probation case manager prior to release to ensure a smooth transition
- identify any offenders with histories of being a victim of domestic abuse and/or having worked in the sex trade and offer specialist support
- provide access to finance, benefit and debt advice and enable the individual to open a bank account
- provide access to employment, training and educational signposting
The CRC’s staff will:
- ensure the resettlement plan is developed in custody
- support post-release plans
- facilitate access to local rent deposit schemes where available