The Effective Practice Award from the Youth Justice Board 2014

The project received national recognition for its work engaging school-aged young offenders. The report demonstrates 6 years of evidence moving hundreds of NEET young people into Education, Training and Employment and reducing re-offending. 

The project engaged young people with major literacy barriers, as well as those with identified learning difficulties, such as Dyslexia, ADHD and Autistic Spectrum Disorder. The award was based on two independent evaluations of the project by Reading and Nottinghamshire Youth Offending Services.

Key outcomes

- Transforms confidence, self-esteem and engagement
- Reduces NEETs (Not in Education, Training and Employment)
- Reduces rate of re-offending
- Makes people independent and improves resilience
-Gives someone a positive experience of education
- Leads to better engagement with staff and services
- Provides the skills that are essential for school, college or the workplace