Latest News: Are we all revolutionaries now?
Jan 10th 2013
Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has announced a consultation into radical reforms of the Probation Service under his Rehabilitation Revolution, including more scope for charities like St Giles Trust to play a central role in rehabilitation. This potentially has a huge impact for the SOS Project as many of our young clients are those caught in cycles of prison, homelessness and crime. We are also ex-0ffender led so are intrigued by the interest from Government in using ex-offenders as mentors to help others resettle to life after custody.
Currently just 13p of every £1 spent on working with offenders is on resettlement. The remaining 87p goes on locking people up. However, over 50% (75% typically of young offenders) re-offend within two years of release. Go figure. It is time to take a whole fresh new look at the ...