We believe in change. We run two coaching programmes in prisons across London and the South East, that have been proven to encourage rehabilitation and reduce reoffending: transforming the lives of over 1,000 people living and working in our prisons.
Prisons are not protecting the public.
99% of people who are currently in prison will be released.
On average, around 70,000 people leave prison every year.
Nearly half of all people leaving prison will commit another crime, within one year of release.
Reoffending is expensive, and costs us £15 billion annually.
Prisons are not an effective way of preventing future crime, or keeping us safe.
Our prisons are not working, and are failing at protecting the public. Tackling reoffending benefits all of us and improves everyone’s lives – it means there is less crime and fewer future victims. It means we are all live in a safer society.
Coaching can transform lives and environments.
Coaching uses tools and techniques that can help transform lives and environments. It has been established, and recognised by global governments, as a transformative tool in healthcare, employment, education and sport.
Coaching enables self-sufficiency, fosters independence and builds personal responsibility so that individuals, and systems, can find their own solutions to theirown problems. It empowers people – those living and working in our prisons – to become leaders of their own lives.
We run coaching programmes in prisons across London and the South East, to encourage rehabilitation and reduce reoffending.
The Conversation is our systems coaching programme that brings together large groups of prison staff and prisoners in a facilitated group coaching process, to change the culture and environment of prison wings by improving prison staff and prisoner’s relationships, empathy and understanding.
Hero’s Journey is our structured life coaching programme for young men aged 15 – 25, in prison and through-the-gates, that encourages them to change their lives and to create a crime-free future. Hero’s Journey builds young men’s motivation to change, reduces in-prison violence and lowers the likelihood of reoffending post-release.
We are one of the first organisations to bring life coaching to 15 to 25 year old men, and to use systems coaching to bring together prisoners and prison officers in London prisons. Our expert coaches are qualified and trained professionals.
We need change to happen.
We believe that society needs an alternative response to someone committing a crime, rather than continuing to support a failing system that harms all of us.
We believe the real solutions to tackling crime and reoffending lie outside of the criminal justice system. Housing, physical and mental health, education, employment, training, childcare, and supportive relationships are all vital to people turning their lives around after prison, and moving away from crime.
Because of this, we advocate for more social justice, rather than criminal justice. Our vision is of a world without crime and without prisons. We envision people living safe, harm-free lives, where everyone contributes positively to their communities.