Since September 2014, Monmouthshire & Torfaen YOS have been running a resettlement project for young people, who have come to the end of their order and still have outstanding needs.
Some people coming out of prison say they have found it difficult to get housing or education, training and employment. The YOS is offering extra help in these areas, as well as helping the young people to access positive activities in their local community.
The support that is offered to young people is voluntary. The young person makes the plan for what help they need and when they want the support.
Young people who have reached their 18th birthday have their court orders transferred to Probation. Some Young People reported that they have found the transition difficult and have been breached very soon after. This is also an area where the YOS offers support, to increase young people’s chances of successfully completing court orders after transition and to help to break out of the cycle of offending and involvement with the criminal justice system.
We will support you with…
- Making the move to Probation.
- Trying to find somewhere to live.
- Finding a job, or a training course.
- Applying for benefits.
- Getting help from family and friends.
- Coming to appointments with you, to build confidence.
- Getting your voice heard.
“Thinking you have no support can lead to feeling like there is no point trying and things will always be the same.”
Our team want to give you the best support available, to help make life better for you.
Even if you do not want support from the Resettlement Team now, you can ask for help at any time.
If you decide to accept the offer of help from our team, ALL of your appointments with your Resettlement Worker will be your choice and if you do not want to attend, there will be no warnings and no punishment.
You will be listened to and respected by the people supporting you and we will expect you to be respectful to us in return.
We will need your feedback, to enable our service to continue supporting young people.