We don’t leave anyone behind. We work in the justice sector to help people break the cycle of offending and reoffending, and to contribute positively to society.
What do we do?
Since 2015 we have been running CFO3, a programme designed to improve social inclusion among offenders and ex-offenders. We do this by helping them get ready for life after prison, turn their back on crime, train and find a job.
We work with current and former gang members, women exploited by the sex industry, young offenders, people with addiction and people with mental health conditions. For many, their behaviour is a manifestation of other problems and many of those we support have multiple and complex needs. We seek to address these needs to reduce reoffending rates and give people a second chance.
We have worked with more than 25,000 adults through the programme and secured nearly 1,500 employment outcomes.
The programme, co-funded by the European Social Fund for England, is commissioned by Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service, previously known as National Offender Management Service.
Shaw Trust is the prime contractor for this programme in London, the east of England and the south west, while Ixion is focused on delivery in the West Midlands and south east of England.
Young people aged 12-18 years within Feltham Young Offender Institution can also gain education and training with our help. We provide all of the educational curriculum within Feltham YOI and worked with more than 300 boys in Feltham last year. Collectively the boys achieved more than 2,000 accredited qualifications in the last year. By increasing the amount of time each young person spends on educational activity, they are better equipped with life skills, qualifications and confidence upon release, all helping them avoid reoffending.