Site Name


Address: 1st Floor CRI Offices, 140‐142 Kings Cross Road, London, WC1X 9DS

Service(s) provided

Community, Specialist, Forensic, Support and Mentoring

Sova is a charitable organisation which recruits and trains volunteers to support disadvantaged people. At Sova Support Link (SSL) we provide specialist trained volunteer mentors who work together in groups (known as ‘HUBs’) to support people with personality difficulties or high functioning Autistic Spectrum Disorder and a history of serious offending behaviour. We support people at periods of transition including offering a ‘through the gate’ service from HMP Belmarsh.

Suitable for:

  • 18 years and over
  • Traits of personality disorder or high functioning autism or asperger’s syndrome
  • High risk, high harm of reoffending
  • Significant history of interpersonal violence
  • Motivated to live an offence‐free life
  • Motivated to engage with volunteer mentors


Based on principles from the Good Lives Model and Desistance theory, Sova Support Link offers a psychosocial based volunteer mentoring intervention. Groups of 2‐3 volunteers that work in HUBs, aim to build pro‐social networks and encourage engagement in crime free activity. Following a jointly agreed action plan, clients, volunteers and professionals work together to help improve community integration and improve individual quality of life.

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Opening / Clinic Times

09:00 – 17:00 – Mon – Fri


0207 833 6734

Access to Service


Referral Process

Referrals can be made by the specialist probation officer, psychologist or offender manager to SOVA, contacting Kate Weaver ( or the SOVA quadrant project manager. SOVA will discuss the referral with the pathways clinical lead or the quadrant lead and agree whether to accept or decline. If accepted, the SOVA quadrant manager will approach the clent for an initial interview, before matching to volunteers.

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1st Floor CRI Offices, 140‐142 Kings Cross Road, London, WC1X 9DS