Minerva Wrap Around, is a new service, designed and delivered by Advance Charity and funded by MOPAC. The service will provide enhanced, specialist support to women and girls over 15, with complex multiple needs who have committed crime and are at risk of re-offending.
The service is designed to be a “whole system” response to women in contact with the Criminal Justice System and will be offered in women only hubs and two regional women’s centers.
The WrapAround service will run in 8 London boroughs across the North East Boroughs
Newham, Waltham Forest, Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Camden, Islington & Haringey
West - Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster, Hounslow, Brent, Ealing, Hillingdon, Hammersmith and Fulham
What They Do
A dedicated advocate working 1-2-1 offering consistent long term support, both practical and emotional, on issues underlying offending behavior - 18 months
Enhanced, tailored advocacy and support, adopting a trauma-informed and gendered approach
Delivered in a safe women-only environment; Their Women’s Centre in Hammersmith and local Borough hubs.
Women-specific specialist interventions, including groups and workshops to address women’s needs around domestic and sexual violence; mental health; emotional well-being; housing/homelessness; substance misuse; parenting and family relationships; Education Training and Employment and finances, benefit and debt.
Women can be referred to the service if they:
• Reside in one of the boroughs listed above
• Have committed an offence and have a conviction up to two years prior to referral
• Have Needs around Domestic/sexual violence and exploitation; Mental Health; Substance Misuse
• CRC’s: In areas where the Minerva CRC service operates, women who are subject to CRC or in custody should be referred by their OM/resettlement officer to the current Minerva CRC service. Advance then assess the referral against complex needs criteria and allocate to the appropriate strand of the Minerva Service. In CRC areas where there is no Minerva service OM’s can refer directly to Advance Minerva WrapAround. Read more
Contact number for more information: Tel: 0203953 3117
Email Enquiries: minervaWA@advancecharity.org.uk