"NEWSTART" Rehabilitation Proposal
INTRODUCTION by STEPHEN SMITH
Crime reduction in the UK needs what?
A team integral to a reformed criminal to understand both the teenage and older criminal mind. To reduce crime and gang culture you must fully understand criminality, not from a text book but from real life. Comprehend the criminal’s attraction to and the fears of leaving that way of life. Ex-offenders must be enthused, spoken to in the streets, courts and prisons offering a new start.
Crime will never be controlled complacently from behind a desk. Previous expensive ineffectual policies of reducing crime have failed benefiting only highly paid desk-bound out of touch mentors.
Main staff: Administrator: Counsellor: Mentor:
Administration office with records of Newstarts, local companies, education and medical facilities.
Day common room with desks: computers: telephones: skype wall screen: library of work/educational reference books.
Recreational area with appropriate facilities.
Newstart Centres will become a stable environment, a second home that most young offenders never had.
CRIME AND DRUG REDUCTION
Crime and addiction are interlinked from early teens resulting in re-offending and gang culture. This proposal offers a realistic strategy to reducing crime and drugs. The three points below will achieve that reduction within 12 months.
THE ROOT EMOTIONAL ORIGIN
Each offender referred to in this report as a NEWSTART is unique and we have to understand their problem to rectify it. Their emotional damage varies requiring intensive personal research to establish what counselling is required. Many have never worked and counselling is futile without a structured daily individual achievable programme.
MONITORING OF NEWSTARTS
Newstarts will be conscious they are monitored 24/7. Registering in and out of NEWSTART centres. Electronic monitoring will check the obligatory Newstarts daily report of his whereabouts the previous evening giving verification where any individual is 24/7.
FIVE DAY ADMISSION PERIOD
A five-day admission period will establish the re-offender’s accommodation. and health (including addiction) situation. A counselling, mentoring and work timetable will be established (reviewable after 30 days). Newstarts feel safer with a pre-planned programme of what is required of them.