Mrs. S. is a 27 year old mother of two young children. She was recently convicted of fraud. As a result of her assessment, she was referred to NICRO to receive services to reduce her prospects for re-offending.
At the time of the offence, Mrs. S was struggling to cope with accumulating debt and the fact that her husband had just had an affair. As she was the only one in the marriage who was earning an income, she had little by way of financial support and as her marriage was suffering, her social support systems were also crumbling.
The fact that she was left to raise the two children on her own created a great deal of stress and frustration for her. This was addressed in the services she received from NICRO. After time, Mrs. S came to accept that her marriage was over and she felt more calm and able to face the future.
She is now in the process of filing for a divorce and she has applied to study a Home Based Care course. She has also gained insight into the fact that her behaviour has affected her children. She has reached the point where she can express her frustrations and is able to ask for help instead of trying to cope alone, which simply adds to her feeling of frustration and isolation.
Mrs. S will continue to receive services from NICRO.