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Justice: Building resilience and aspiration in people and communities

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For over 200 years Catch22 has designed and delivered services that build resilience and aspiration in people and communities. Our approach is based on the 3Ps. We believe people can thrive when they have: good people, a purpose, and a good place to live.

  • People: Our experience teaches us time and time again that what makes a difference in people’s lives are strong and meaningful relationships with people who care. Whatever their needs, we surround our service users with a positive network of good people.
  • Place: If a person has a good place to live, a community where they feel safe and at home, they can properly focus on making changes in the rest of their lives. This is also about encouraging and enabling communities to be more active and engaged: a vital first step in creating a thriving and prosperous society.
  • Purpose: Having something meaningful to do, and the achievement, value and opportunity that comes with purposeful activity, is essential for people trying to build better lives. That could be a job, an apprenticeship, education, training, or even a social action project that contributes positively to their communities.

Catch22 delivers offender management, rehabilitation, resettlement and gangs work in prisons and in the community. We also run several successful victims services, providing emotional and practical support to victims of crime.

Our impact

In 2022-2023, we worked with:

  • 49,397 service users in total, including
  • 22,280 victims, and
  • 20,156 individuals in custody.

Catch22 Minutes

In the Catch22Minutes podcast, we delve into some of today’s major social challenges. We speak to frontline experts, industry leaders and young people, in pursuit of ideas for reforming public services. The second season of the Catch22Minutes podcast explores issues faced by the UK’s justice sector. From developing restorative justice to reducing the impact of court delays, this series focuses on solutions which could impact every aspect of the criminal justice system.

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