So, you’ve been sentenced…

Thames Valley Community Rehabilitation Company will work with you to help you get your life back on track and prevent you from re-offending.

Our aim is not to do everything for you, or to patronise you or talk at you. We’re here to offer you the support, guidance and motivation you need to get yourself out of your current situation.

We can offer you a huge amount of help and incentive to stop you committing crimes. We do this because we genuinely want to see you make the most of yourself and realise your potential. Equally as importantly, we want you to work with us to prevent the likelihood of further victims of crime.
Everything we do is geared around our ‘strapline’: less re-offending, fewer victims. You can help us achieve that and work towards a better, more fulfilling life for yourself and others.

With us alongside you, you can seek help for:

  • substance misuse problems

  • relationship problems

  • debt and housing issues

  • Thinking/behaviour issues which lead you to act before thinking through the consequences

  • Employment, training and education (including everything from basic maths and English to filling in a CV, getting a better skilled job or even applying for university

What is a Community Sentence?

A community sentence, or a non-custodial sentence, means that people serve their punishment in the community e.g. not in prison.

If you have been sentenced to any of the Requirements listed below, then you will be under the direct supervision of Thames Valley Community Rehabilitation Company (TV-CRC). We are responsible for supervising you through your community sentence.

Click on each link below to find out more about each of the sentencing options you may have been given:

The 12 Requirements in brief – explains what each is about
Rehabilitation Activities – shows what we offer if you’re sentenced to the new Rehabilitation Activity Requirement.

Rehabilitation Activity Requirement leaflets and information sheets for service users:

Programme Requirements – details of the 2 offending behaviour programmes we run:

Programme Requirement leaflets for service users:

Information on our Attendance Centre (Attendance Centre Requirement):

Find our offices – useful maps, with full addresses, postcodes and phone numbers for each office

Other help

When is a conviction ‘spent’?

There is a free, online Disclosure Calculator you can use to find out when your convictions are spent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (ROA).

This is helpful, especially when applying for jobs (you must disclose ‘unspent’ convictions to a potential employer) and is also useful for things like insurance and other application forms which ask you to disclose convictions.

The calculator operates using the rehabilitation periods as they apply in England & Wales. It was updated in March 2014 to reflect the changes to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

The calculator is provided by Unlock, an independent award-winning charity which provides information, advice and advocacy for people with convictions. To access it click here.

If you break the rules…

You should attend all appointments with probation and carry out any other instructions you may have been given by the court or Thames Valley Community Rehabilitation Company.

If you miss an appointment you should get in touch with us as soon as possible and explain why. If you have a good reason you will be expected to provide evidence, such as a doctor’s note or letter from your employer to be received by us within 8 working days of your absence.

If you break the rules without good reason you will receive a warning in the first instance. If you continue to break the rules, we will ask for you to be taken back to court.