Supporting CSTR Programme Development and Practice

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Description

Since 2017, the IPSCJ has been supporting the Community Sentence Treatment Requirement (CSTR) through local evaluation and the creation of practice documentation aimed at Clinical Leads and Primary Care Practitioners.

CSTR Programme Documentation

The documents available through this page support the development of Community Sentence Treatment Requirement (CSTR) Sites. These sites are focusing on reducing reoffending by increasing the use of the three treatment requirements which are available to the Judiciary are the point of sentence to a community order, these requirements include: Mental Health Treatment Requirements (MHTR), Drug Rehabilitation Requirement (DRR) and Alcohol Treatment Requirements (ATR).

Community Sentence Treatment Requirement (CSTR) Operating Framework: This CSTR Operating Framework supports the CSTR Programme’s ambitions to: Reduce reoffending by addressing the underlying health and social issues which may be contributing towards the offending behaviours and Providing an alternative to short custodial sentences. It describes how health, social care and justice services should work together to ensure vulnerable offenders (particularly those with mental health and substance misuse needs) receive the health and social support they require.

Primary Care Mental Health Treatment Requirement (MHTR) Guidance: This Service Description is to be used in conjunction with the Community Sentence Treatment Requirements (CSTR) Operating Framework and is for the purpose of commissioning Primary Care MHTR service within a CSTR site. The term Primary Care is used in this context to indicate the need for mental health support which doesn’t meet the threshold for referral into secondary care services.

Secondary Care Mental Health Treatment Requirement (MHTR) Guidance: This Service Description is to be used in conjunction with the Community Sentence Treatment Requirements (CSTR) Operating Framework. It provides guidance to Psychiatrists, Community Sentence Treatment Requirement (CSTR) steering groups, Liaison and Diversion services and secondary care mental health providers on facilitating access to MHTRs in conjunction with a community sentence or suspended sentence order for individuals whose mental health needs cross the secondary care threshold.

Alcohol Treatment Requirement (ATR) and Drug Rehabilitation Requirement (DRR) Guidance: This Service Description is to be used in conjunction with the Community Sentence Treatment Requirements (CSTR) Operating Framework and provides guidance to commissioners, providers and CSTR steering group members on the increased use of Drug Rehabilitation Requirements (DRRs) and Alcohol Treatment Requirements (ATRs). An increase in these requirements can only be achieved through a consistent approach across all new and developing CSTR sites, through an integrated and formalised partnership with the relevant criminal justice/health/substance misuse and social support partners in each site.

Practice and Ethical Guidance for Clinical Staff Supporting Trans Clients Sentenced to Mental Health Treatment Requirements: The aim of this document is to provide an overview of clinical and ethical guidance when working with trans clients across the MHTR pathway, particularly those where single sex spaces are used. This document also aims to inform those working to increase the use of MHTRs and colleagues working in all non-NHS settings to provide an overview of gender-affirming and inclusive practice when working with trans clients, particularly when working in single sex spaces, as well as increasing the understanding of trans rights and to aid self-awareness. The information set out in this document is based on legislation, including the Equality Act 2010.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date4/09/1730/09/23

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