Belong: Making Justice Happen is a registered charity that enables hope, rehabilitation and recovery amongst those who have been victims or perpetrators of crime.
Belong’s services have to date been delivered amongst children, young people and adults in custodial and community settings across London and the South East of England, and break down into three areas:
1) Mentoring: Holistic, one to one support whereby service users can develop life, employability and relational skills; build self-confidence; address problems with housing, substance misuse and relationships.
2) Therapy: Interventions whereby service users can use talking based and creative techniques to process experiences of trauma and learn to express and manage difficult thoughts and feelings.
3) Restorative Justice: A range of processes whereby perpetrators of harm and victims of harm communicate safely in order to repair the harm and make decisions about the future.
Could you volunteer as a mentor to help someone change their life and avoid reoffending after release from prison?