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Leadership with Young Offenders

Leap’s Leadership courses are offered to young people on remand, or convicted, in Young Offenders’ Institutions and the officers who work with them.

They give the young people the chance to challenge their established attitudes and assess how they could alter their lives on release. Prison Officers are involved in developing a framework with young prisoners, supporting them in dealing constructively with conflict on their units.

Independent studies have shown that young people who participate increase their self-esteem and are less hostile to others. Publication of the programme work is due in 2004/5, as Through the Walls, with the National Youth Agency and we are working towards developing London Open College Network accreditation for the programme.

“The workshop has been a breath of fresh air in my life. I have realised that now is the time for change. I can forgive my hurts and pains but I do not have to forget them.”
- Participant

“What I liked about the workshop was that for once in my life I was working with a group of people who really understood what I’d been through.”
- Participant

For more information, please email JennyR@leaplinx.com

 

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