Thames Valley Partnership
“protecting victims, supporting offenders and their families”

The Thames Valley Partnership works in partnership with the statutory, private and voluntary sectors to provide long-term sustainable solutions to the problems of crime and social exclusion. We work to protect victims and reintegrate offenders. Our strength is in collaborative working and integrated approaches across sectors, particularly linking Criminal Justice services to voluntary sector and Local Authority providers.

Our broad spectrum of work includes programmes around the needs of families of offenders, work in the field of domestic abuse, support for victims, restorative justice, community cohesion, mental health issues, early interventions & initiatives around young people and arts related projects.

Find out more about the different aspects of Our Work.

News

Our RJ Ambassadors

Our Restorative Justice  Ambassadors have been through RJ themselves and support us by telling their own stories to key audiences to spread the word about restorative justice. We are very grateful to them for their time and commitment to our work; their stories are so powerful and have much more impact than anything we can say on their behalf. They also take part in media interviews for us from time to time.

View one of our  Ambassador video clips

 

Funding Success for New Leaf!

We are delighted to announce that New Leaf have been successful in securing £75,000 funding from the Lloyds Bank Foundation to allow them to offer longer community support to  New Leaf mentees – the funding will be split across three years.

We are even more delighted to announce that they have also received £15,000 match funding from the Big Lottery in the first year and have additionally been successful with a bid to another lottery backed scheme, Awards for All,  to undertake a scoping study looking into developing a potential housing and enterprise scheme for prisoners on release.

Award for TVRJS and HMP Bullingdon!

HMP Bullingdon was recently presented with an Award by the Chris Donovan Trust for being a Restorative Prison. The Chris Donovan Trust was set up by Ray and Vi, the parents of Chris Donovan who was killed by a gang of young men some years ago. Ray and Vi insisted on meeting the men who killed their son and have since visited prisons and schools talking about their experiences. Read more …

Celebrity Visit for OOTBox!

Clients and volunteers at Alana House in Reading received an unexpected boost recently – in the form of a visit by Patrick Grant who attended one of the craft sessions to learn more about the social enterprise and cast a critical eye over some of the ladies’ handiwork. Patrick, who is a judge on the BBC’s popular Sewing Bee series owns two clothing labels (Saville Row tailors Norton & Son, and ready to wear label E Tautz & Sons) and is also involved with Community Clothing, a manufacturers cooperative which supports the UK clothing industry.

Patrick enjoyed a relaxed visit, chatting to 2 ladies from Alana House and New Leaf volunteer Noreen before going on to visit Springhill and Grendon where he met one the Governors.

Building Bridges Project launched on Monday 5th June.

We are pleased to announce the launch of Building Bridges, the Oxfordshire Housing Project for Offenders and their Families. This is a small pilot project, funded through the Oxfordshire Offender Housing Liaison Project, at the heart of which is the proposition that an offender’s family, where appropriate, could be the key to meeting the accommodation needs of offenders in Oxfordshire.  We will specifically target  the needs of offenders returning to Oxfordshire being released from custody (HMP Bullingdon only for the pilot period) and Oxfordshire offenders seeking to engage with family and return home. Read more …

Welcome to our new look Partnership website!

We hope you like the updated, pared back feel which is designed to look good on tablets and smartphones as well as on full-size computers. As this has only just gone live please do tell us if you notice anything unusual – so that we can fix any irritating technical glitches asap!

And watch this space for more programme news to follow in due course.

For further information please contact bron@thamesvalleypartnership.org.uk or call the Partnership on 01844 202 001.

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