Resettlement and rehabilitation of offenders

Aims of the programme

Ministry of Justice research shows that reoffending rates amongst those released from custody remains a significant problem. Proven reoffending rates are significantly higher among offenders who are homeless at the time of imprisonment and there are similar disparities in relation to issues of drug-taking, levels of literacy and employability.

There is substantial evidence to demonstrate the value of ‘through-the-gate’ and on-release work in helping break the cycle of crime and incarceration. Voluntary and community organisations play a crucial role in this. Offering compassion with expertise, they have developed a range of innovative and effective models such as music therapies, group support and employability training.

We want to see more ex-offenders successfully and sustainably resettled in the community and re-offending reduced.

Our programme outcomes

We want to fund projects that will achieve:

  • more ex-offenders successfully and sustainably resettled in the community and re-offending rates reduced.

What will we fund?

  • ‘through-the-gate’ and on-release work with ex-offenders leaving custody or serving community services.

This programme augments our Improving Londoners’ Mental Health initiative.

Good practice

Please show how you:

  • involve service-users in the management and running of the service
  • welcome people of all backgrounds and value diversity
  • value and support volunteers
  • are taking steps to reduce your carbon footprint