Welcome to Crime Harms Reduction Team
Uncovering New Challenges!
Crime Harms Reduction Team focuses on understanding the patterns and underlying mechanisms of our field of study. We are situated in London, United Kingdom where we are proud to have created a creative, collaborative and open-minded Criminology Research Center.
Research & Interventions
Primary Areas of Interest
Safety & Personalization of Service: We consider service personalization agenda important according to Government legislations. As a result of our provisions for social and cultural integration of offenders; their safety will be a priority when in our care, with access to secured accommodation, individual family unit, education and employment, social support and recreation, effective rehabilitation and retributive justice programs with the promise to reduce reoffending rate. Our services is effectively maximizing the use of our Community Mental Health services, Arts & Relaxation exercise, Music, Voice training and drama performance. We provide offenders in our programs, thoughts processing skills, in support of their formal Education programs and Goal setting exercises, Job & Skills acquisition, Advanced and Nano Technology creating increased access to creativity, new knowledge and economic opportunities.
Ongoing Research Project
Exploring what is considered culturally sensitive approach, through positive criminology in provisions support for the Criminogenic needs of Black, Asian and Minority ethnic group offenders in the UK, both as in compliance with wider community safety measures, and in the actuarial work concept through partnerships with criminal justice institutions, such as the police, the crime prosecutions services, the court, the probation services and Her Majesty Prisons in reducing the over representation of the BAME offenders in particular.
Through both trans and multi disciplinary approach our team-work include professional support of Lawyers, Criminologists and Neurologists, GPs, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Community and Psychiatric Nurses, Social workers and Youth Workers, Cognitive Behaviour therapists, Occupational Therapists and Pastoral or Spiritual Care Support, with strategic use of Nutritionists and Dieticians.
Project Eagle Thread
To bestow upon young people the Freedom and Courage to look ahead for better future
Protection of liberty, behaviour management, coaching with mentoring to enable Young people desist from crime
To reduce the population of young people affected negatively by court remand decisions through networking with Criminal Justice system, the Youth Offending Institutions, the Secure Training Centres and the Social Services
To support young people affected by court remands through provision for alternative accommodation which guarantees protection of their liberty
To support young people with provision for social integration and behaviour management, coaching with mentoring to enable them desist from crime
Access to formal education, training, skills development, employment and economic opportunities
To assist our young people with prospects for court appeal in order to effect changes in their circumstances, so that their court trial is not poorly managed during their transition period from childhood to adult
Given the damaging impact of custody, to provide them with the thinking and social skills that will bestow freedom and courage require in their circumstances so they can look ahead for positive changes outcomes
To provide young offenders trapped in contact with criminal gangs safety nets by re-housing them in a new geographical area, relocating them in order to rebuild their life with access to education, training, skills development employment and economic opportunities
Project Eagle Key Services
Our Methods of working
Sentencing, Prosecution, Transfer and managing the Process
Our Legal Team including Lawyers and Criminologists are working with Criminal justice professionals in support of the sentencing process ensuring that young offender’s lack of maturity is identified. We ensure Pre sentence reports by the probation service on young offenders we represent consider their maturity and clearly recommend and advocate to the court an effective response and where appropriate a robust community intervention.
We are working with the CPS so when deciding to charge young offender in our care following an arrest they use the public interest test and increase the opportunity to work with the police and the probation service to discontinue a prosecution anytime where appropriate.
Transfer and managing the Process
The case transfer process between Youth offending service and adult probation is crucial, but it’s often poorly managed which can exacerbate offending, in such situation we will make our advocacy available.
Custody, Resettlement, and Enabling Desistance from crime
We are making our advocacy available in keeping non-violent young adults out of custody, particularly in remand, and plead the courts to issue intensive community service. We ensure some of them found trapped in contact with criminal gangs are receiving support with relocation into a new home away from their previous address with their consent. This is to provide them the safety they may need in renewing their lives and move on with a new identity and friendship.
We are working with prisons through their resettlement plans in place for every young adult at least three months prior to their release and a ‘through the gate’ service provided to every young adult in custody. ‘Through the gate’ peer-mentoring services have been shown to be effective for ensuring continuity of support from prison to community and for preventing relapse into offending behaviour.
Enabling Desistance from crime
Using Cognitive behavioural therapy, Rational Emotive behavioural therapy, and Cognitive Restructuring therapy with access to employment or economic opportunities we are supporting offenders and enabling them desist from crime with provision for their criminogenic needs. Stable accommodation, long term employment, good health and building better relationships programs are all required to enable desistance.
Project Eagle Team
Kola Abiola. Dip. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, BSc. Criminology and Sociology, MSc. Security & Crime Science.
Studied Criminology and Sociology at London Metropolitan University, and his MSc at University College London (UCL). He has worked in the Voluntary Sector in the past 25 years, as an Art therapist/CBT, as Criminologist, Security & Crime Analyst and a Community activist.
Tanya Jones. Skills of Care, Level 3 Reporting and Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults & Children in Care, BSc. Youth and Adult Social Care
Studied Youth and Adult Social Care at South Bank University London and has worked in health and Social Care in the past 12 years working with young people in care, who may be having challenging behavior and under Social Care service or detained under Youth offending Team supervision.
Femi Omidirepo BSc. Mental health Nursing
He graduated at Kings College University and worked in the mental health Nursing in the past 10 years working with young people detained under supervision of the Youth Offending Team and the Social Services.