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Working with convictions: tell us how you work support prison leavers into employment

Earlier this month the government launched a consultation to find out whether employers are making their recruitment processes inclusive to people with convictions. To encourage more businesses to take part, Catch22 are pulling together a consultation submission and we want to hear from you.

20 August 2018

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We work with young people and adults in custody and in the community: providing a range of services including offender management and resettlement, support for veterans in custody, victim services, gangs work and youth justice.

Through these services, we work with over 16,000 people at their first reception into custody annually, and support over 2000 service users pre-release.

We believe in these people. We know that given the right support, many of them can go on to lead crime free lives and make a positive contribution to society. But they cannot do this without employment, paid work is crucial element of a stable life.

Many employers also see the potential of this group of people, and they are taking steps to ensure their organisation can benefit from their skills. But this is by no means the norm across the business world.
With the help of your responses, we’ll be helping to give the government a true picture of attitudes and processes around hiring people who’ve been in prison. We will also use the results later this year in a report alongside data gathered in our London Through the Gate Services and case studies of best practice in companies.

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