Trailblazers Mentoring Ltd

Trailblazers Mentoring Ltd

Charity information

Trailblazers Mentoring Ltd

Trailblazers was the first prison-based mentoring charity in England to provide 'through the gate' support to young offenders by working with them for 6 months whilst in prison and 9 months upon release. We work within 6 Young Offenders Institutions in London, the South East, and the West Midlands. Our beneficiaries are supported into education and employment, housing and healthy relationships, significantly reducing reoffending (independently verified) and building safer communities.

Founded 1998

  • Mission statement

    Trailblazers Mentoring works to change individual lives and create safer communities by mentoring young offenders to reach their full potential in a life free from crime. We work with young people leaving custody, helping them to address offending behaviour and barriers to reducing reoffending, ensuring that they are supported into housing and education, employment or training, as well as increasing self esteem, reducing social exclusion, improving contact with families and reducing future victims.
    Supporting offenders is never at the top of most people’s list of charitable giving, nor are we remembered in legacy bequests. The work we do doesn’t cure illnesses, provide play equipment or rescue animals, nor does it hit the headlines or make for heart-warming photo-opportunities. We work to prevent future victims and help young people to live positive law-abiding lives. It is hard work, and we operate in difficult surroundings with challenging young people, but what we do makes a real difference to individual lives and whole communities

  • Aims

    Trailblazers Mentoring Ltd aims to:

    • Support young offenders to desist from offending and live a life free from crime
    • Increase access to and take up of education, training and education in young offenders
    • Improve positive attitudes and self esteem in young offenders
    • Build safer communities and reduce future victims of crime
    • Support volunteer mentors to develop their own skills and experience of volunteering
  • Overview

    Established: October 1998

    Registered Charity Number: 1074453

    Board members: 6

    Full time staff: 8

    Part time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 198

    Phone number: 01296 444105

    Address: HMYOI Aylesbury, Bierton Road HP20 1EH

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