The social worker should ensure that arrangements for the provision of services to the client are set up prior to release.
In the case of Throughcare Addiction Service referrals there must be two meetings with the prisoner pre-release to discuss and agree the community integration plan. It is critical for success that agencies share information and assessments in working with this group. The contractor providing the Enhanced Addictions Casework Service in Prisons, SPS and local authority criminal justice services especially in relation to the passing, accessing and sharing information they hold in relation to their work in prisons and in the community and the DATs [Drug Addiction Teams] in liaising with them on how to provide priority access to community drug services.
The client should be provided with a copy of the action plan or community integration plan, together with information about appointments.
Case Study: Jamie Smith
You will find below a copy of Jamie's "going straight" contract, together with an appointment letter from his supervising officer. You can access extracts from the Social Enquiry Report provided for Jamie's court appearance and a video of him talking about himself under the Prison Needs Assessment section of the map.