Tammi has been employed by Wales Restorative Approaches Partnership since October 2014 as an Advanced Practitioner for serious and complex cases, Project Manager, and specialist trainer. She has worked via WRAP as a Project Manager in partnership with Victim Support and Restorative Solutions for a Pre-Sentence Restorative Justice Pathfinder pilot for Cardiff Crown Court. Tammi also co-worked as part of a team in partnership with Cardiff and the Vale Integrated Family Support Service, in delivering a whole family domestic abuse restorative approaches intervention called Choices for Change. Tammi has been trained and is experienced in a range of restorative models and interventions, beginning with a Restorative Victim Awareness programme in Cardiff prison in 2007. In 2006 Tammi was employed by the Safer Vale Partnership as an Independent Domestic Violence Advocate, acting as the ‘voice of the victim’ through the criminal justice system. During her time working in the Vale and working with Atal Y Fro (previously Women’s Aid in the Vale), Tammi worked in partnership with the Probation Service to deliver the Integrated Domestic Abuse Programme for male perpetrators in the community. In the same period, Tammi helped design and deliver specific sessions and gave survivors of domestic abuse ongoing support on a Domestic Abuse perpetrator Victim Awareness Course with serious offenders in Cardiff prison. With the help with her colleague Max Chadwick, Tammi co-wrote, delivered and accredited a Men’s Group Programme, as well as developing a Train the Trainer programme that was NVQ level 3 accredited with the Royal College of Teachers.
Max has front line experience in the area of ‘domestic abuse’, having worked with Probation, Social Services and Women’s Aid as a facilitator of the Integrated Domestic Abuse Program (IDAP), where he received his training from Probation in 2011. Max was also the Operations Manager for community IDAP, with a case load of participants who were part of the 9 month IDAP program as self-referrers. IDAP is a Probation program that is offered to men displaying abusive behaviours as an alternative to a custodial sentence where this is deemed appropriate.
Through his work with Prison Advice and Care Trust (PACT), Max has vast experience of delivering programmes in the prison setting. Currently delivering programs in prisons throughout the UK, working with men, women and young males. Max has also delivered his own programs in HMP Parc and HMP Usk.
He also works for MIND, having developed a therapeutic coaching approach which has proven successful at helping young people 14-18 with issues of depression, psychosis, anxiety and self-harming.
Max recently became a trainer for Mental Health First Aid (MHFA). MHFA is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem or in a mental health-related crisis.
Max is a freelance trainer and Life Coach and has a private Life Coaching practice based in Cardiff.
Max volunteers for Cardiff FNF Both Parents Matter Cymru, where he coaches individually and in groups, offering emotional support and guidance