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SToMP Team Participate in Armed Forces Day

On 30 June 2018, the SToMP team travelled to Llandudno to take part in the Armed Forces Day. One of hundreds of events held across the country, it provided those in attendance with the opportunity to show their support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community, from currently serving troops to Service families, ex-ASP and cadets.

With over 100,000 people attending, including the Prime Minister and the Princess Royal, the event allowed the team to showcase the excellent work being undertaken across Wales.

The team hosted a stand during the day, receiving numerous visitors including representatives from the third sector agencies who provide support to ex-ASP, local dignitaries and members of the public. Visitors were provided with an overview of the SToMP project, as well as information on four key areas of implementation: The Prison Pathways, Prison Community days, success stories and the Transition Officer role within the Military Corrective Training Centre in Colchester (MCTC).

Particularly pleasing for the team was the visit from an ex-ASP who had recently been released from custody. Whilst talking to members of the team he stated the assistance given to him whilst in custody and subsequently upon release, which had been co-ordinated by the SToMP project, had greatly assisted him in settling within the community.

Another successful outcome of the day was the identification of further support services who can assist ex-ASP within the Criminal Justice System in Wales in helping to reduce the risk of re-offending.

Find out more about the Armed Forces Day at https://www.armedforcesday.org.uk

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