In2Out offers support to young people aged 15-21 leaving prison and returning to communities across the North of England and the Midlands. Our mentoring support helps participants navigate life 'on the out', envisage a different future and break the cycle of reoffending.
Young people in prison are some of the most vulnerable in society, with many having suffered deprivation, abuse or neglect, and/or mental health issues. Approximately 60% of In2Out participants have been in local authority care. With chaotic lifestyles and fractured family structures, they lack positive life experiences, a support network and emotional maturity to navigate life 'on the out'. Nationally, on average, 65% of 15-18 years old reoffend within 12 months of leaving custody.
In2Out Mentors provide consistent, committed support, building relationships of trust and helping with *basic life skills *accessing care packages and statutory assistance *finding employment, education or training opportunities *developing social skills and engaging social opportunities *developing consequential thinking, managing triggers to offending behaviour and building resilience. We believe the future is one of hope rather than a lifestyle of crime and personal crisis.