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Newsletter | July 2022

Updated: Oct 12, 2022


A BIG thank you to the Allen Lane Foundation for their grant funding for our PTC project!

We are pleased to welcome our volunteers, Don and Rachel, who'll be joining us in RJ, Craig who'll be with us in Groups and Derek who'll be our newest VKW. Thank you for giving us your precious time.

Volunteers Needed!

  • Men's Pathways to Change project requires Volunteer Key Worker (VKW)

  • Women's project requires a Women's Volunteer Key Worker (WVKW)

  • Restorative Justice needs RJ Facilitators

All Sussex Pathways volunteers are required to complete our three-day training. WVKWs require one extra day of training and RJ Facilitators require four additional training days.

Being a volunteer will involve approx 5 hours aweek of your time.

You will be working with clients on a 1-2-1 basis. No experience needed.

RJ Training Dates

  • 30th August - Conditioning and Manipulation training half day - for anyone

  • 7th, 8th, 9th & 12th September - Four-day RJ Training (only one place left)

  • 16th September - Case supervision

  • 19th, 20th, 22nd & 27th September - Four-day RJ Training

  • 29th & 30th September - Complex and Sensitive Training

  • 4th October - Conference Skill Set - Half-day

  • 29th & 30th November - SADA Training

If you're interested in any of the above volunteer positions or training, please email

We are delighted to announce that we have secured crucial funding to begin beneficial work with women in prisons.

Lucy will head up this project on her return from maternity leave on 5th September.

Volunteers are needed to support Lucy in this work!

If you're interested in working with women, please email RESTORATIVE JUSTICE

Sussex Pathways staff and volunteers have been keeping busy facilitating 15 RJ cases in Sussexduring July, with several prison and community visits taking place to progress cases.

We have also been following up with those offenders who have recently completed Sycamore Tree, a victim awareness course, in HMP Lewes, to take referrals and facilitate visits for some out-of-area cases.

Please note that Rosanna is now on leave from 25th July to 4th August and Susie is off from 2nd August to 11th August. With thanks to all our volunteers and best wishes for a lovely summer break if you're getting one!


Referrals have seen a steady increase in prisoners wanting to utilise our Pathways to Change and Through the Gate service. There is now a waiting list for clients needing the service in the coming months following summer.

Several new VKWs have now had some experience in dealing with new clients, including gate meets, and support outside of prison; they appear to be relishing the challenge of dealing with their clients and also partner agencies.

In the prison, the first group back since Covid for Pathways to Change is due to graduate on 22nd August and the second group to run is now being planned.

Great to see this service back up and running by Nigel, assisted by Rosanna and Neal, and not forgetting the VKWs who also have attended to provide support. Thank you!


Neal is now very much now on board with Dynamic Framework. His relationship building with Sussex Probation has seen an increase of referrals.

Two clients working with Brandon and having completed the Pathways to Change seven-week course successfully will be graduating this coming week. Brandon will be awarding them certificates for their achievement. Well done Brandon! BUSINESS CRIME DAY OF ACTION This information was sourced from Katy BourneOBE, SPCC Thursday 7th July was Sussex Police's first Business Crime Day of Action.

This is part of Katy Bourne's drive to improve confidence in the police force's response to crimes against businesses throughout Sussex.

One focus of the day was to visit premises that experience high crime levels and engage with them to make sure they are aware of the support and response they can expect from

Sussex Police. It was paramount to receive honest feedback from these businesses about their experience. ROAD SAFETY IN SUSSEX This information was sourced from Katy BourneOBE, SPCC Chief Constable Shiner spoke about the noticeable change in attitudes on the road post-Covid, citing a lack of patience and less tolerant driving. She agreed it was alarming that already in 2022 (January-June) 28 people in Sussex have lost their lives in fatal collisions and, if this trend continues through the year, we will be heading towards the county's highest number of people killed in fatal collisions in recent times.

ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR AWARENESS WEEK This information was sourced from Katy BourneOBE, SPCC

The week commencing Monday 18th July is Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) Awareness Week.

This is a national campaign run by Resolve to highlight work being done to tackle ASB in communities across the country.

Recent YouGov research commissioned by Resolve found that more than half of people in the UK (56%) believe that ‘more needs to be done’ to tackle ASB in their community.

However, after they witnessed or experienced ASB, a similar proportion of the public (57%) said that they did not report it to anyone. This reinforces the need to generate more awareness surrounding the detrimental effects of ASB in our communities.

In 2014, the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act was introduced, requiring each police force in England and Wales to publish a Community Remedy document.

CommunityRemedy gives victims of ASB and low-level crime the option to have a say in how offenders should face up to their actions and make amends. It also aims to reduce re-offending.

You can read the SPCC's CommunityRemedy document here. HMIP ANNUAL REPORT 2021-22

The annual report of HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales has been released.

The full report can be accessed here.


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