Health and Justice Partnership Coordinator
£37,166 – £41,020
We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wider society that we serve. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and a sense of belonging.
The reoffending rate has remained broadly static at around 29% since 2010. Reoffending is costing society approximately £18bn per year and almost half of all prisoners reoffend within 12 months of release.
The Prisons Strategy White Paper was published in December 2021. As part of the paper, MOJ and HMPPS committed to:
“Introduce Health and Justice Partnership Coordinators in every probation region in England by 2024/25“
We know that many offenders with a substance misuse need also have a mental health problem. These staff will build connections between commissioners and providers across substance misuse and mental health services in the community to ensure that clear pathways into treatment are in place for all offenders leaving prison, including those with coexisting needs.
The Health and Justice Partnership Coordinator role will work strategically to support people to access appropriate support and treatment once someone is released, known as ‘continuity of care.’ It is incredibly important, because of increased health risks including relapse and death as well as an increased risk of reoffending. The post holder will work to ensure that people released from prison into the community have the right access to local health services to address their health needs during their resettlement period and beyond. For example, working with stakeholders to improve successful engagement in community-based treatment within 21 days of release from prison.
This role will work at system level to improve the lives of people in contact with the criminal justice system (CJS), specifically around improving and maintaining their health and wellbeing.
Working as a Health and Justice Partnership Coordinator is a unique and rewarding role, with a focus on operational delivery. They will work in tandem with relevant local partners and HMPPS operational policy leads to develop practice related to substance misuse and health-related release planning, designing and consulting on process to enable information sharing, the use of substance misuse and health-related licence conditions and understanding of health and substance misuse resettlement pathways.
To learn more about the Health and Justice Partnership Coordinator role please join the Accelerator Prisons Project team for a digital information session on 17th May 2022 12:30pm – 13:30pm. The session will be made available on Teams please click on the Apply Button to see more
Closing date: 6 June 2022.
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