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Initiative details

Reduction type

Tertiary prevention


Area

South Yorkshire


Purpose

To engage with people that want to make a change in their life and move away from crime. The project works with those that have criminal convictions and also those on the cusp of criminality or organised crime to help them deter from the criminal path they may be embarking on. Individuals will be helped to build skills for employment.

Quick summary

Forging Ahead is funded by the South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit and aims to engage with individuals who want to make changes in their life and move away from crime. This involves building skills for employment so they can be deterred from returning to or becoming involved in criminality.


Funded by the South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit this project is delivered by HMPPS, South Yorkshire Police, City Hearts and Total Training Provision.

This course lasts three weeks and usually works with those that have criminal convictions, but now offer support to those on the cusp of criminality or organised crime to help divert them away from the criminal pathway. This is due to the South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit’s support. Ideally the course is for individuals who are ‘employment ready’ and in a position to hold down a job. The programme will involve how to write CVs, build employability, be guided on how to dress for interviews and what to expect in an interview situation. Upon the completion on the course individuals receive an accredited qualification in personal development in employment.

Forging Ahead works with the learners to build their skills for employment and help them go straight into employment to deter them from returning to, or now becoming involved in criminality.

 

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