EDP works in partnership with the police, the courts, probation and the prison service to support anyone in the criminal justice system to address their mental health and substance misuse.
Teams visit custody suites in Devon and Dorset every day to see who needs our help, and work with the courts and probation to offer an alternative to the penal pathway for low level offenders that addresses their health and wellbeing needs. Teams also work with prison leavers to ensure continuity of care once they are back in the community. Their work ensures that people’s substance misuse needs are met early which reduces crime and ultimately saves money.
If you have a loved one who is in the criminal justice system, having been arrested or on bail, contact bthechange who can support you to understand who to contact and what you need to know.
Going through or helping someone else through the criminal justice system can be daunting, so we hope that some of our resources can be a useful aid.