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A guide to local services. Sacro’s mission is to promote safe and cohesive communities by reducing conflict and offending.

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1 A guide to local services

2 Sacro’s mission is to promote safe and cohesive communities by reducing conflict and offending.

3 Sacro Mediation Services Community Mediation Street Mediation Homelessness Mediation (pilot)

4 Sacro Community Mediation An alternative form of dispute resolution Promotion of communication between neighbours in dispute An opportunity - Win/Win Situation Acknowledgement of past but focus is on future Support for disputants to find their own solutions

5 Sacro Street Mediation Enhance mutual respect between age groups within the community Raise awareness about positive ways to deal with conflict Provide a structured process whereby young people and adults in the community can discuss and resolve issues

6 Sacro Homelessness Mediation Pilot in Peterhead and Fraserburgh Young People in age group Return to family home where possible Restore relationships where return home not possible

7 Contact us at Sacro Aberdeen Mediation Services 110 Crown Street Aberdeen AB11 6HJ Telephone Fax

8 Sacro Restorative Justice Services Adult Restorative Justice Service Youth Restorative Justice Service Community Based Reparation Service

9 Adult Restorative Justice Service Referrals are made by the Procurator Fiscal as an alternative to or a diversion from prosecution. The service focuses on what needs to be done to address the harm caused by offending behaviour by enabling communication about the crime between the person harmed and the person responsible either directly or indirectly

10 Youth Restorative Justice Service This service is for young people between the ages of 8 and 16 years who have been charged by the police and referred to the Children’s Reporter. The Children’s Reporter then refers to Sacro as an alternative to a Children’s Hearing. The service focuses on what needs to be done to address the harm caused by the young person’s offending behaviour by facilitating communication between the young person and the person harmed by this behaviour either directly or indirectly.

11 Community Based Reparation Community based reparation (CBR) takes place when a person responsible for an offence agrees to complete practical voluntary work at the request of the person harmed as a reparation for the harm caused. The service provides the opportunity for people responsible and people harmed by crime to participate in a restorative process. The service focuses on facilitating meaningful and practical voluntary work for the person responsible

12 Contact us at Sacro Restorative Justice Services 110 Crown Street Aberdeen AB11 6HJ Telephone Fax

13 Criminal Justice Services Supported Accommodation Service Supported Tenancy Service Intensive Support and Monitoring Service Domestic Abuse Perpetrators Programme

14 Supported Accommodation Service Provides a range of Supported Accommodation for people who need assistance to re-settle into the community Aims to reduce offending rates and support changes to lifestyle For individuals age 17 or over and are a prisoner, subject to a Statutory Order, post release on licence or non-licence, supervision order, or eligible for voluntary aftercare following release from prison within the last 12 months

15 Supported Tenancy Service Provides support to individuals in their own tenancy were mental health issues have been a key criminogenic factor The service is aimed at clients who require support due to factors in specific areas such social and life skills, behavioural problems, mental health problems, learning difficulties. For individuals age 17 or over

16 Intensive Support Monitoring Service Working in partnership with other agencies, Sacro’s Intensive Support and Monitoring Service provides effective management of high-risk offenders within the community in order to reduce the risk of re-offending. Intensive support and monitoring is provided to assist with the offender’s resettlement within the community whilst minimising the risk of re-offending.

17 Domestic Abuse Perpetrators Programme Contributes to community safety by providing a service which will reduce the risk of re- offending by male adults who are convicted of domestic abuse offences. Enhances the probation supervision of adults who commit offences in the community and in so doing provides the courts with an alternative to custodial sentencing Provides a groupwork programme that addresses the nature, causes and consequences of domestic abuse related offending behaviour

18 Tillydrone Young Persistent Offenders Initiative Referral criteria Service user has to be a resident in the Tillydrone area Identified by Grampian Police to have a very significant level of offending Currently not engaging with any local agency The initiative aims to work with at least 10 individuals

19 Contact us at Sacro Criminal Justice Services 110 Crown Street Aberdeen AB11 6HJ Telephone Fax


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