Across the prison population including men, women and youth at least 1 in 2 prisoners released will re-offend within a year. Individuals in the criminal justice system need support and information to make the right decisions about their lives in the community: where they will live; how they will gain a legitimate income; how they will rebuild their family ties, or form new ones. They should also be helped to find support for mental health needs and substance misuse. For the benefit of the individual offenders and society we would like to see the re-offending rates in the UK reduce and offer dedicated funding to organisations working with offenders whilst in prison and after they are released to bring this about. Unfortunately we can only offer funding to specialist organisations working to reduce re-offending rather than those with a broader remit which run offender projects.
Current grants funded