Inclusive. Interactive. Imaginative
‘2moro?’ Project 2012/2013
- 1st January 2012
Immediate Theatre and The Prince’s Trust have now recruited 12 motivated young people aged 16-24,
who have had contact with the criminal justice system, to get involved in the '2moro?' training and careers programme. We will work with our Peer Facilitators through drama to help them tackle the difficult issues they face, turn their lives around and share their experiences with other young people Hackney.
Over the next 12 months, together with Prince's Trust, we will meet the following Objectives and Deliverables:
- To meet the EU wide need to develop, measure and evaluate effective practice in reducing youth re-offending rates and preventing first time offending
- To share and develop this practice on an on-going basis with other young people, policy makers and practitioners across the EU
- To share the findings across the EU through a case study of what works
- To provide formal qualifications and training in work, leading to a sustainable career path for young people who have been subject to a youth justice disposal.
- To improve understanding amongst the wider population of young people about how to stay safe in order to contribute to reducing the rate of offending and re-offending.
- To embed peer-to-peer interactions into youth crime reduction strategies locally and disseminate good practice across the EU.
- To improve links between young people and the statutory sector on issues relating to youth crime, and influence relevant strategy.
- 2 x 8 day training programmes focussing on personal development and facilitation skills for 24 young ex-offenders
- 12 young ex-offenders employed for 12 months employed and trained as peer educators
- Peer education to 1500 young people about Making Hackney Safer and intensive peer to peer work to 135 young people at risk of social or educational exclusion
- Report back to Safer Young Hackney (multi-agency partnership overseeing youth crime reduction)
- Development of project with Peer Educators in other EU countries
- 1 x case study of what works based on continous evaluation and tracking
- 83% employed after 6 months
- 75% employed after 12 months
- 75% young ex-offenders complete accreditation in peer facilitation
- The project will contribute to reducing Hackney's rates of first time offending and re-offending from young ex-offenders.