Through effective supervision Durham Tees Valley Probation Trust is committed to reducing reoffending and the rehabilitation of offenders.
The Trust is committed to evidence based practice, which means ensuring that all of our interventions and requirements are founded on the best research evidence and are regularly evaluated in practice. The Trust’s priority is to provide evidence to support its key priority to reduce the risk of offenders committing further crime and protect the public.
Offenders subject to supervision via a Community Order or Licence period are required to complete the Citizenship Programme, which allows the offender to look in detail at the offence they have committed, the consequences of this and how they can work to change their behaviour to reduce the risk of committing further crime. The programme makes links with Community Partnerships to encourage offenders to integrate successfully into the community and continue to solve problems in a positive way after their Licence or Community Order ends.
The Trust has specialist Integrated Offender Management (IOM), and Prolific and Priority Offender Units (PPO), working with the Police and other partner agencies for those offenders assessed as committing particularly high rates of crime, causing significant harm to the community.