The Short Rehabilitation Programme for Women (SRP-W) will help you look at why you offend, and help you develop skills to stop your offending in the future. As part of a group, you’ll meet regularly with a Corrections programme facilitator who is trained to help people create a crime-free future for themselves.
The SRP-W is available in prisons and in the community.
The programme is aimed at women who are at risk of re-offending or have a specific sentence or order.
Your probation officer or sentence planner will advise if you are suitable for the SRP-W and they will check to see that you are motivated enough to work through the programme and challenge your own way of thinking and problem behaviour. Your probation officer or sentence planner will also advise you if another programme may be more suitable.
The programme is 18 sessions long, normally six weeks. Each session usually runs for 2.5 hours per day three or four days per week.
You will meet with the programme facilitator in a small group of up to three participants. Over the 18 sessions you will be asked to talk about your offending – about what happens, what you are getting out of it, and what it is costing you and your family.
The programme will help you learn to cope in difficult situations, how to solve problems and resolve conflict in positive ways. It will also help you learn relationship skills and how to manage your feelings and behaviours so you don’t offend again. The programme facilitator will work with you to set goals for making positive changes in the ways that you think and behave. You’ll also learn how you can stay crime free.
You may wish to tell people who are important to you – your family, friends or the people you work for and with – that you are doing this programme. They may be able to support you in creating a positive crime-free future.
Talk to your probation officer or sentence planner for more information.
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