The Offender Management Model provides an end to end approach to sentence planning and risk management. The Offender Management Team is multi disciplinary consisting of an Offender Manager (community based), Offender Supervisor, Case Administrator and key workers who deliver the interventions that are specific to each offenders needs.
The CARATS team see all offenders on induction. If the offender has any history or current problems with substance misuse they will work with them on a one to one basis to address this, referring him for any suitable programmes. When the offender is nearing release they will assist and put him in touch with a DIP worker for further support when the offender returns to the community.
P-ASRO (Prisons Addressing Substance Related Offending)
All referrals for this offending behaviour course come from the CARATS team. The main aim of P-ASRO is to reduce the likelihood of further crime being committed by helping offenders to continue to avoid substance use. The programme runs for 20 sessions over a 5/6 week period, each session is 2.5 hours long. The four modules covered are Motivation to Change, the Personal Scientist, Relapse Prevention & Lifestyle Changes. P-ASRO is an accredited programme.
ETS (Enhanced Thinking Skills)
Offenders are assessed by a member of the psychology team to identify cognitive deficits and if found suitable they will attend the programme. The ETS programme consists of 1 pre-course session and 20 further sessions. The objective of the course is to look at an offenders thinking and give them new skills that can be used in custody and upon release to reduce the likelihood of them re-offending in the future and behave in a pro-social way.
Shelter is an accommodation advocacy within HMP Lindholme and will assist offenders who have housing problems, from being of ‘no fixed abode’ through to rent arrears or council tenancy problems.
SOVA are an employment/training advocacy within the HMP Lindholme Interventions section. The staff work with offenders giving advice and guidance. They will also look at the offender’s current skills & capabilities offering career advice and options that are available to them. The staff will assist the offender in finding suitable employment or training courses for release, taking into account any skills and qualifications that have been achieved in custody.
Life Sentenced Prisoners
The chartered forensic psychologist and trainee forensic psychologists work with offenders on a one to one basis conducting assessments, parole reports and addressing their offending behaviour and rehabilitation.
Healthcare is provided by the Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust