GCA provide a range of services for people who have offended linked to alcohol to support individuals to address their alcohol issues and reduce the risk of re-offending.
ACE is a groupwork programme which runs for 8 weeks and consists of 8 x 2/3 hours sessions. The programme addresses issues around alcohol and offending behaviour in a supportive, interactive environment. The programme consists of:
- Alcohol education
- Understanding the relationship between alcohol and offending
- Goal setting
- Managing your alcohol use
Do I have to go to ACE?
The Court and Criminal Justice Services may have considered ACE to be suitable for you to help reduce the risk of re-offending and to link you in with support. It may also be an alternative to a custodial sentence.
Do I have to talk to the group about personal issues?
No – you decide on how much you want to share and anything you say will be treated in confidence.
How will coming to the group help me?
By attending the group you will be given new ways of dealing with problems and new skills to help you make positive changes and to reduce the risk of re-offending.