Rehabilitation for Addicted Prisoners Trust
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Rehabilitation for Addicted Prisoners Trust (RAPt) is a British charity which helps people with drug and alcohol dependence move towards, achieve and maintain drug and crime-free lives.
It provides services to over 13,000 people every year within the criminal justice system. This includes being the leading provider of intensive drug rehabilitation programmes in prisons in the UK. In the community, it delivers pioneering treatment and aftercare for offenders, ex-offenders, and also people referred from outside the criminal justice system.
RAPt believes that a high standard of support, including 12 Step abstinence based services, should be made available to all those seeking to overcome drug and alcohol dependence. It can demonstrate through its work that, with the right help, people with a history of substance abuse can move away from substance-dependent and criminal lifestyles, and lead positive and fulfilling lives.
RAPt was established in 1991 as the Addicted Diseases Trust when Peter Bond, a recovering alcoholic, observed the success of abstinence based programmes in the United States. He, Jonathan Wallace and Michael Meakin, set up a charity to meet the needs of drug addicts in UK prisons.
In 1992 RAPt opened the first intensive drug rehabilitation programme in a UK prison in a Portakabin at HMP Downview in Surrey. The actor Sir Anthony Hopkins, an early supporter, provided much-needed funds and remains a patron.
Mission and Vision
RAPt believes that a high standard of 12 Step abstinence based treatment should be made available to all those seeking to overcome drug and alcohol dependence, irrespective of age, gender, class or ability to pay. We believe that offenders with a history of substance abuse can, with the help from professional services, move away from addictive and criminal lifestyles, and lead positive and fulfilling lives.
RAPt aims to provide services to men and women caught up in the criminal justice system, that help them to turn their lives around, and thereby contribute to improved personal relationships, social integration and a reduction in criminal activity.
RAPt is registered charity No. 1001701
RAPt is a significant UK provider of quality drug and alcohol treatment services and programmes, successfully delivering services to offenders in some of the toughest criminal justice settings. RAPt is responsible for the delivery of a range of specialist services, made up of contracts to Her Majesty's Prison Service (HMPS), Drug Action Teams (DATs) and a wholly owned residential treatment centre in Hull.
- Roger Graef
- The Rt. Hon. the Lord Woolf of Barnes
- Sir Anthony Hopkins CBE
- Lady Puttnam
- Eva Rausing
- The Hon Emma Soames
- Dr Michael Wilks (Chair)
- Ann Smith
- The Hon. David Bernstein
- Lady Gibbings
- Kate Alliott
- Ben Houghton
- The Hon. Isabelle Laurent
- Revd. John Wates JP
- Rehabilitation for Addicted Prisoners Trust website
- Charity commission information 
- Article, The Times 
- Drug Treatment In Prison: An Evaluation of the RAPt Treatment Programme - a two-year study into the effectiveness of the RAPt treatment programme.