2: Working with offenders.
Programme (Family Oriented)
Early Intervention Service:
WORKING WITH OFFENDERS
Identifying the right offender
Linking the project with probation officer
When the ex-offenders are released from prison, they are in a difficult situation; jobless and homeless. Often they are shunned by the community and left alone. This condition may result in their tendency to re-offend. Resettlement aims at preventing the ex-offenders from re-offending by providing them support and helping them to reintegrate in the society. 20 % of those that have been mentored re-offended compared to 66% of previous offenders within two years after simply being released from prison. That is a huge difference.
Step Change Skills for Work Programme
Basic Skills help people leaving custody to resettle successfully in the community. It equips them with a route back into training and employment through training programmes and accredited schemes. The scheme will be designed to give people confidence in basic numeracy and literacy and be able to access vocational courses to help their employment prospects.