Reducing re-offending and focusing on rehabilitation
Mother & Child Welfare Organisation [MACWO] has been supporting the rehabilitation of people leaving prison since 2010. We work with people of all ages and backgrounds helping to reduce the number of people who re-offend after leaving prison. Between a quarter and a third of prisoners released from custody in the UK re-offend within a year of being released. Many ex-offenders face complex circumstances that introduce barriers which can discourage them from positive change. With the right support, we hope to help break the cycle which is often ingrained in their mindsets, social networks and families.
We work in close partnership with prisons such as HM Prison Wormwood Scrubs and detention centres including Brook House. We work closely with local police, probation services, community safety organisations and local councils to ensure that ex-offenders are supported holistically. Working in partnership with other service providers is key to ensure we maximise the chance of making lasting changes to the lives of our ex-offender community.
Our services include employment, housing, benefits and lifestyle support through various contact approaches including mentoring, workshops, personal development initiatives and volunteering opportunities. We also provide 1-to-1 support in a focused setting with ex-offenders who require more intensive guidance.
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