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Reducing reoffending -mentoring and resettlement

Photo by Providence Doucet on Unsplash. 

In2Out is a registered charity that aims to reduce reoffending among young people aged 15-21 through our mentoring and resettlement process.

Nationally, 65% of 15-18 year olds will reoffend within 12 months of release from custody. The In2Out mentoring process sees that reduced to consistently less than 25% for participants choosing to work with us after release.  

In2Out works out of HMYOI Wetherby in West Yorkshire and most of the young people we work with come from all over the North of England and, increasingly, the Midlands. We have helped them to resettle into society after release and move toward independent living. We have brought reconciliation into families, order into chaotic lives and a sense of hope for the future. And we have made this happen by showing them individually that someone cares.

In2Out does not try to replace the role or function of other statutory service providers or other charitable endeavours, put provides post-release support in collaboration with others - primarily with youth offending teams and probation services, along with statutory services and local authorities. We also collaborate with several other charities to ensure that we avoid duplication of work and wasted costs, and share best practice through the sector.

Many of our staff are motivated by their Christian faith and support those of all faiths or none. 

"Having worked at HMYOI Wetherby for more than 20 years, I've personally seen In2Out grow both its size and success, achieving a highly respected and recognised level of support and mentoring for young people both within custody and through their journey out into the community.

The In2Out team work tirelessly to solidify positive, non-judgemental relationships with young people who desperately need support in planning for their resettlement and without this, the ability to realise their full potential looks pretty bleak.

In2Out offers a priceless additional supportive structure for the young person who desperately wants to return to the community and find a new path away from their previous behaviours, but either don't have the skill-set or knowledge of how to do this."

Robin Dow - Head of Resettlement

HMYOI Wetherby, 2020

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