The Forward Enterprise Fund’s website says that ‘Ex-offenders and people in recovery from addiction are the two groups mainstream employers are least likely to recruit.’ Yet having a job can bring independence and self-respect and is the single most effective factor in reducing the risk of re-offending.’
We would like to thank you to Sophie at The Exceptionals for driving home our wider reason for being and helping us get connected to more media companies that wish to create opportunities for ex-offenders and addiction recovery communities! The Exceptionals help businesses employ ex-offenders by connecting them with relevant organisations who provide training, recruitment and ongoing support. The single most important factor in preventing reoffending is employment. Almost half of all adult offenders released from custody re-offend within a year. But evidence shows that having a job has been proven to reduce re-offending by 25-33%. See our listing on their blog to find out more.