How does it work?
We support young people through their transition from prison to
community. Our aim is to help young people leave prison and not
return, by helping them to access education, training, employment
Young people are mentored by a range of staff and volunteers,
many of whom have previous experience of being in prison.
We provide through-the-gate support starting with regular
meetings in prison before release. We create an action plan to help
young people progress to education, training, employment or
volunteering. We meet young people at the gate on their release and
continue to meet them on a regular basis in the community.
Mentors will help young people to explore their attitude to
crime and their career aspirations, prepare for release and make
positive steps to achieve their goals.
Who is eligible?
Young people must be:
- Aged 16 – 30 years old
- Within 3 - 6 months of release
- Committed to resettlement support
- Returning to one of the areas where our project is active
How does it help?
Young people receive 6 months
- Visits/correspondence while in prison for 3 months before and
- Met at the gate on the day of their release
- Support with their transition from prison to community by a
positive role model
Prisons where our project is active:
- HMP Guys Marsh
- HMP Dorchester
- HMP Winchester
- HMP Lewes
- YOI Cookham Wood
- Hydebank Wood