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.
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