What we can do for you

Whether you are a repeat offender,  someone who has discovered yourself on the wrong side of the law, a witness or a victim, CASS+ is here for you.

Many people come to us at their wits’ end, overwhelmed by their circumstances, generally at a point of crisis in their lives. When people approach us it’s because they are caught up in the court system. It could be as a defendant (first time or repeat), a witness or a victim.

Perhaps you are taking someone to court yourself as you’re not eligible for legal aid. Whatever the situation, the whole setup can seem intimidating but we can help you and your family.

Our experience will guide you

We are very experienced at helping you navigate through the criminal justice system (CJS). We can ensure that forms are filled in correctly and that process is followed in the right order. We can advise on court protocol and prepare you so that you’re aware of what to expect and how to address court officials.

To put it simply, we are here for many you when are overwhelmed and feeling as if you are unable to cope without some assistance. It could be that you need some foodbank vouchers to feed your family until benefits arrears are paid. Or we may step in to liaise between several parties on your behalf. This could be to work out debt payment plans, housing solutions, or to ensure that yo, or the person in your life you’ve come to see us about, has a job to come back to.

We are not a box-ticking, official organisation.  We think creatively and can find alternative solutions to problems which you or other organisations you have approached may not have be.

Where do I find you?

We are based in magistrates’ courts in Bodmin, Plymouth, Truro and Newton Abbot.

We can also support people in tribunals, crown and county courts, if requested.
Find out contact details for our Bodmin, Truro, Plymouth and Newton Abbot offices.

No matter how tricky the situation we are here

To see more about our work and whether you think we may be able to help you read some of the stories people we have successfully helped in the past. This is not a complete list though, so if you’re not sure, contact us anyway.  If we can’t help you ourselves, we’ll almost certainly know someone who can.

We have strong links with many support organisations, and can help you with:

  • Benefits

  • Court related support

  • Domestic abuse

  • Employment and education

  • Family matters

  • Health and mental health

  • Housing and homelessness

  • Substance misuse

  • Links to other criminal justice services

Case studies

Click here to read some of our Client Stories and how CASS+ have helped them.