From 1 April 2011, the way in which criminal justice service users access drug and alcohol treatment services in Hampshire changed.
The Society of St James, in partnership with Hampshire Probation Trust, commenced delivery of the Hampshire Integrated Offender Management Service, which replaced the existing DIP and PPO Services, across the Hampshire County Council area.
This new service is responsible for the co-ordination of a range of interventions designed to assist those within criminal justice services to reduce their offending and aid their recovery from drug and alcohol dependency. It also assists this client group to access housing services, education, training and employment plus a range of additional ‘wrap around’ services in order to ‘break the cycle’ of their offending behaviour.
The service is delivered from Basingstoke, Winchester, and Fareham, as well as a number of ‘satellite’ sites such as Probation offices and drug treatment providers.
Hampshire, RG21 6UG
t: 01256 303640 f: 01256 816539
Fareham Borough Council,
Hampshire, PO16 7AZ
t: 01329 824774
The Winchester Centre,
68 St George’s Street,
Hampshire, SO23 8AH
t: 023 80 629102 f: 02380614832
If you want to find out more about the Hampshire Integrated Offender Management Service (IOMS), you might find the following sites and information useful.
Rob had been using drugs since he was 15 years old. He started out using cannabis and progressed onto harder drugs as he got older. When Rob was 24 years old he was convicted of shop lifting to support his heroin habit. Rob was awarded a DRR by his judge and this was Rob’s first encounter with drug services.
Rob has been working with his keyworker now for 5 months. He was a little resistant to change at first but through talking about his problems and working with his keyworker on his treatment options Rob has begun to realise that he could have a much different, more positive future. Rob is now on a substitute prescription and has started to produce drug free tests.