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Our re-offending rate is under 5% working with 1200 ex-offenders, supporting over 300 into self-employment.
Startup is now actively looking to deliver contracts countrywide, to both female and male prisoners and ex-offenders, focusing on self-employment advice and support. We work with many partners, have offices in Oxford and London, and would welcome being part of a consortia. We bring a dedicated, successful award winning team and programme (Centre of Social Justice award 2012, OCVA charity of the year 2012, Howard League for Penal Reform 2013). Contact Gill Ryan for further information.
Bicester Innovation Centre
Commerce House, Telford Road
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Startupnow for Women was developed following The Corston Report which established a need for distinct, women-centred approach to supporting women offenders. The programme has the clear objective of reducing re-offending, supporting ex-offenders in their communities and helping to repair family relationships.
We work particularly closely with prisons, women’s centres, justice services and prisoners released across the country. Client breakdowns show they are in line with national demographics but re-offending rates over 3 years, working with over 700 women are significantly lower. Only 1 woman out of 183 supported into self-employment has re-offended over 3 years, with only 4 disengaged from their business.