Criminal Justice Services

Open Road provides Criminal Justice Services which are aimed at safeguarding communities and reducing offending within the community. These services work mainly with offenders, and sometimes their families, to support and assist them in addressing the issues which cause, or may cause them to offend. Volunteer workers are a crucial element of our Criminal Justice work – they are trained to provide specialist support to each service.

Military Corrective Training Centre

The MCTC is operated by the Armed Forces and provides corrective training for those servicemen and women sentenced to periods of detention; it is not a prison.

Essex Women’s Support Service (Essex CRC)

We work with women who are on community orders, prison licenses and supervision. We support them in moving on with their lives.

Cookham Wood HM YOI

Learn how our substance misuse services at HM YOI Cookham Wood, Kent helps young offenders manage their relationship with alcohol and drugs.

Substance Misuse Mentoring Service

In Southend and Thurrock Open Road works with men and women who are on community orders, prison licences and supervision. We provide one-to-one mentoring to help people move on with their lives.

Women’s Complex Needs Essex

Open Road work in partnership with Next Chapter (formerly Colchester & Tendring Women’s Refuge) to run a 9 bed ‘Recovery’ Refuge for women fleeing domestic abuse that have drug and alcohol addictions.

Appropriate Adult Service

The Essex Appropriate Adult Service operates at Essex Police custody suites in police stations across Essex, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.