Hampshire Constabulary are leading Project Gateway as a pilot in Southampton. It is a culture changing initiative, responding to young adults (18-24yrs) involved in the criminal justice system by offering alternative interventions to support desistence and improve long term life chances.

The programme is designed to respond holistically to the needs of young adults, achieved through engagement and identification of the critical pathways of need for each individual. As a credible alternative to prosecution skilled practitioners assess young adults to identify appropriate support. Gateway Navigators individually case hold young adults to optimise engagement and support referral pathways into other services. Designed to provides an alternative to prosecution by way of a conditional caution, conditions of the caution include:

  •  Engagement with a Gateway Navigator
  •  Attendance at two LINX 5 hour workshops
  • Not to re-offend during the 16-week conditional caution period

We have adapted the original LINX programme and designed a new Empathy Wall to specifically address the 9 pathways to prevent re-offending. The two LINX workshops are designed to allow participants the opportunity to reflect on their offending behaviour and identify strategies for desistance from crime and to live a life free from offending

Case Studies

See for yourself how the work of the Hampton Trust has transformed lives for the better

Physical and verbal violence towards their family has ended

D was referred to LINX and displaying a lot of verbal and physical aggression towards a family member on a daily basis. Through engagement with LINX D spent time evaluating how his behaviour impacts both on himself and others. We also focused on D’s self-esteem and goal aspirations; and throughout our work we have paid […]

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Taking steps to address his behaviour

A received a Conditional Caution to attend CARA. A had a history of drug and alcohol abuse and was living with his partner. They had a daughter and a were expecting a second child. A engaged positively throughout workshop A, he was honest about the incident leading to arrest and said that he wanted to […]

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Accessing local services for additional support

D received a Conditional Caution to attend CARA. D had split from his partner and had continued to contact her following their separation even though she had asked him to stop. D arrived at workshop early and in a high state of anxiety. D disclosed being extremely frightened of what the workshop was about and […]

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Accessing additional support to make changes

C received a Conditional Caution to attend CARA. During the CARA sessions C engaged well and was reflective about his circumstances. He recognised stressors in his relationship associated to his habitual drug dependency and that he wanted to get help. C also disclosed childhood sexual abuse and recognised that he needed help to address this. […]

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