If you or a friend or family member has found themselves on the wrong side of the law, we are here for you.
We can get you the help you need
No two days are ever the same at CASS+. We often give advice to people who aren’t sure how they’ve ended up in court. We take a creative approach to all sorts of problems for anyone facing the Criminal Justice System.
Everyone’s situation is different, but if we can’t guide you, we’ll definitely know someone who can.
We hope you will be inspired by our stories of change.
“I was so worried about how I could afford to visit my teenager in prison”
Helen’s life was turned upside down when her teenage son was sent to prison. But with our help, she was able to keep in touch with him and access the services she needed.
Helen*, 48; “My teenage son was sent to prison for a firearms offence. At the time I was severely stressed out, and struggling financially. This meant I was worrying about how I could afford to visit him in prison. CASS+ helped me straight away. With their guidance, I was able to sort my benefits out, organise financial assistance for prison visits and even get in touch with Plymouth Options, a talking therapies service to address my anxiety.
Helen continued, “When my son was released from prison, he very quickly got into a relationship and went on to have two sons. Sadly, the two boys had to be removed from his care and I took the decision to take them on and look after them. Once again, I was at a loss as to where to turn and get support. Fortunately, CASS+ were on hand to point me in the right direction and link me into my local children’s centre to enjoy facilities and receive the support I needed.