Criminal Justice Services
To support service users with a criminal justice pathway history to access appropriate support and wellbeing services. To work closely with criminal justice agencies to divert service users from criminal justice pathways into supportive health and social pathways.
Liaison and Diversion (L&D) services identify people who have mental health, learning disability, substance misuse or other vulnerabilities when they first come into contact with the criminal justice system as suspects, defendants or offenders.
Shafa works with people form the South Asian community who have offended. We support people to access local resources, including employment, training, education and housing. We help people to address family relationship issues and substance misuse and will support people to recognise and address their triggers for offending behaviour. We focus on well being, health, housing, relationships, family, cultural considerations, employment and training.
The project helps people to access the services and support they need to overcome issues associated with mental ill health, re-offending behaviour, homelessness and problematic substance misuse in a co-ordinated and person-centred approach. People are empowered to identify and take steps towards meeting their long term goals and aspirations.