As a repeat offender, someone who has discovered yourself on the wrong side of the law or this has happened to one of your family we are here to help.
We are here to help
At CASS+ the work we do is extremely varied and we often work with and give advice to people who aren’t really sure how they’ve ended up where they have. We take a creative approach to all sorts of problems for people in the criminal justice system. Below are some of the stories of the people we work with.
Everyone’s situation is different, but if we can’t guide you, we’ll be sure to know someone who can as we work with many different local partners.
“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 we helped her to keep in touch 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 they even put me 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 how to access 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 that I needed.