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Resettlement and Aftercare Provision Workers (RAP)
RAP workers assist the YOT worker in ensuring that when young people are released from prison, they are able to sustain progress made on resettlement activities delivered within custody and achieve social re-integration. RAP is available in fifty YOTs around the country, and generally target young people with substance misuse issues.
Resettlement and aftercare programmes are integrated with community-based services with the aim of organising a broad range of programmes and activities for recently released young offenders. Resettlement plans and interventions include working with substance abuse issues, education, healthcare, employment, education, training, and accommodation needs.
Other responsibilities include providing relevant information, support and guidance to the offenders' families, as well as continuing to visit offenders and monitor progress after the official programme deadline ends. This involves maintaining and revising up-to-date documents on each person,
RAP workers are expected to work with flexible schedules, including evening and weekend work.
An undergraduate degree and/or a related professional qualification are usually desirable, but not essential.