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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 14 February 2012
Date of Publication: 9 March 2012
Inspection Report published 9 March 2012 PDF


Inspection carried out on 14 February 2012

During a routine inspection

We carried out this inspection alongside Her Majesty�s Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP). The Care Quality Commission and HMIP routinely coordinate inspections of prisons and healthcare providers. CRI (Crime Reduction Initiatives) is an independent Health provider that is registered with the commission to provide Treatment of disease, disorder or injury and Diagnostic or screening procedures. The service is based in Thorn Cross YOI and provides a service to young adults who misuse substances.

The service aims to support young adults while at Thorn Cross YOI, to become free from drugs and to participate positively in their local communities, once they are released from prison. At the time of our inspection no young adults in Thorn Cross YOI were currently accessing services from CRI (Crime Reduction Initiatives). A most recent service user had been released prior to our visit.

CRI (Crime Reduction Initiatives) is a health and social care charity that works with individuals, families and communities across England and Wales that are affected by drugs, alcohol, crime, homelessness, domestic abuse, and antisocial behaviour. They deliver services in the community and prisons that aim to empower people to regain control of their lives and motivate them to tackle their problems. Staff work in police stations, courts, prisons and the community, providing comprehensive services that promote rehabilitation and prevent re-offending.

We found that, CRI (Crime Reduction Initiatives) worked closely with other healthcare organisations, as part of overall prison healthcare services based in Thorn Cross YOI.