Prison & Resettlement
A key part of our work is our resettlement service for young adults who are serving custodial sentences. We take an holistic approach to reduce violence and change behaviours. Our resettlement/in reach support ensures our relationship with those at risk is maintained throughout their sentence/release. We aim to provide real pathways out of reoffending and violence. We will work with our participants addressing a whole host of needs including accommodation, education/training, employment, health, family relationships and other identified welfare issues. We provide an open minded, non-judgemental service and will continue to work with our participants no matter how long it takes. Our support is tailored to their individual’s needs.
Our process involves:
Gate collection, resettle at home/hostel and address imminent needs such as benefits.
Regular contact; support;
Assessing the individuals needs and working in partnership with others to prepare a release settlement plan
Assist in accessing training/education, to become job ready, confident and resilient to searching for work making changes in life.
Goal setting realistic targets to achieve positive outcomes, prepare for release and implement positive change
''Chaos Theory has helped me out a lot like going to court cases, appointments and other things like keeping safe and alive. They also helped with my music career and training in media. They helped with social things in my life like my housing and benefits. CT has also helped my friends and did an outward-bound trip for us. This was amazing as some of us have never left London. Also, Julian is a good mentor, very positive, makes sure he is always in contact and makes sure I am not getting up to mischief on the roads, he makes sure I'm always on the right path.''
“To me violence means death or jail. This is because I have trained my mind to think like that and think of the consequences of your actions.”
Service User Feedback:
Released from Custody on Licence:
‘'Since being released from prison a few months ago, Chaos Theory have helped me a lot in the sense of housing and lots of application forms. I spent years in prison and received little/no support. The VI’s are good as I am getting a lot done in such a short time. My mentors have helped me with my provisional licence, I have completed a full CV. I have been helped with advice and supported in how to move forward in my life, referred to several agencies looking for work. I am for once, now finally feeling very confident in my future with the help CT has given me and I will continue to engage with them.''