Thames Valley Project
Kathleen Power c/o Milton Keynes Probation Office
301 Silbury Boulevard
Witan Gate East
SOVA which stands for 'Supporting Others through Volunteer Action' is a leading national organisation for voluntary services with offenders, ex-offenders, their families and children, young people, and vulnerable adults. SOVA's mission is: "to increase the involvement of local communities as volunteers working in crime reduction and offender rehabilitation, in order to reduce crime and empower communities through individual support, community involvement and partnership working." The service was set up in 1975 by a small group of volunteers in the Inner London Probation Service and SOVA now manages approximately sixty projects annually across England and Wales, including work with young people at risk, disadvantaged women, homelessness, unemployment, accommodation, drug addition, adult literacy, and mentoring.