Housing Pathways for Criminal Service Justice Users


This document’s aims and objectives are to:

  • improve the information about housing and housing options available to offenders
  • improve communication between the partner agencies
  • improve awareness and understanding of the housing and related support needs of offenders amongst partner agency staff
  • enable offenders to access appropriate accommodation and related support, both on release from custody, and whilst serving non-custodial Community and Suspended Sentence Orders
  • require that close linkage and collaboration is made between relevant agencies e.g. the partner agencies to this document
  • enable a greater chance of preventing and thereby reducing re-offending within our communities, and enhancing public safety, by adopting the co-ordinated approach to improving access to settled accommodation for this client group outlined in this pathway. At the same time the pathway importantly enables accommodation expectations to be realistically managed

Housing Pathway for Criminal Justice Service Users