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Supporting Offenders

If you are looking for support for yourself or someone you know, details of organisations working with offenders, or information for practitioners, the following directories may help:

Directory of Offender ServicesDirectory of Offender Services logo
Clinks’ Directory of Offender Services is an online database listing over 900 voluntary sector organisations working with offenders and their families. Search by service provided, target group, location and more to find the support you need. Free to use and free to register your service.

Partnership FinderPartnership Finder logo
Clinks’ Partnership Finder: A supply chain and consortia directory for primes, commissioners and the VCSE.  Search quickly and easily to find your perfect Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise partners!

good-practice.net from The Butler TrustGood-practice.net logo

The good-practice.net directory is administered by The Butler Trust and includes examples of good practice in prisons, probation and youth justice across the UK, as well as publications with implications for practice.

Women's Breakout Directory
Directory of community provision for women offenders, those at risk of offending, and women with multiple and complex needs who may come into contact with the criminal justice system. Includes services specifically for women offenders such as the Women's Breakout network, and mainstream and specialist services that women and those working with them may need access to, such as substance misuse projects, support around sexual violence issues, law centres and local authority housing departments.

JustmentoringJustmentoring logo
If you are looking for a mentor, want to volunteer as a mentor, or would like to discuss partnership work with a mentoring service, then the justmentoring directory is for you. The directory shows services that provide mentoring support to adults with convictions in England and Wales and also any volunteering opportunities they have available. It is easy to search (by gender, location and type of support) and you can make a referral or enquiry direct to a provider through the site.  Maintained by Mentoring & Befriending Foundation.

Information on over 9,000 services - hostels, day centres and other advice and support services for homeless people and those at risk of homelessness.  Maintained by Homeless Link.

i-HOP
i-HOP is a national one-stop information and advice service to support all professionals in working with children and families of offenders, including frontline staff, strategic managers and commissioners.  i-HOP is a constantly growing directory of information that brings together up-to-date resources, research, policy, support service details, practice examples, training programmes, funding opportunities and events to support your work.  Maintained by Barnado's,

IMPACT Pathways
A detailed directory of organisations offering services to individuals with criminal convications to help them make positive changes to their lives, covering Bristol, Bath, Somerset and South Gloucestershire.  Search for services in each of the 9 Pathways, or view your closest services on a map. Maintained by IMPACT (Avon and Somerset Integrated Offender Management team).

Griffins Societys Women's Information Network (WIN)
Provides resources and publications databases. Search by county or prison and by an extensive choice of keywords. Access is free, no need to register.

Nacro Resettlement Service Finder
Allows you to search by location, gender and five different types of service provision. You'll need to register (free) to search the service.

Unlock's List of Insurers
A downloadable pdf featuring insurance companies that don't exclude those with unspent convictions. Free to use, no need to register.

St Mungo's In Reach Directory
Has over 160 pages, listing useful services for homeless people in London.

London Action Trust's ASB Directory
Contains details of diversionary activities and support schemes for young people across London. You can search by Borough covered, gender, age range, target group, organisation or keyword. Free to use, free to register your service. Online registration only.