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Who We Are

The Alliance of Sport in Criminal Justice (AoS) is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation registered with the Charity Commission in England and Wales (No.1183521).

The world as we see it

Reducing crime is one of the world’s most complex and challenging problems. This is not surprising when you consider that the majority of children, young people and adults who are in, or more likely to enter the Criminal Justice System experience greater levels of adversity and trauma, often because of the conditions in which they were born or grew up in.

At AoS, everything we do is informed by the evidence, our beliefs and values. Which includes a mixture of lived, learnt and qualified experience. We know first-hand that if used correctly, physical activity and sport are amongst the most cost-effective and powerful tools that can be leveraged to empower transformational change.

However sadly, and despite a growing body of evidence, the use of physical activity and sport as tools to reduce violence, crime and reoffending, often remain a ‘nice to have’ and not ‘a must’.

Our purpose is to shift this anomaly!

About us

We envision a just world free from crime, and our mission is to build a better and safer society, together.

Our values are:

  • Solidarity: Together we listen, learn and advocate for doing ‘the right thing’ by stepping in as a catalyst of change. Governance and transparency promote confidence.
  • Trustworthiness: We seek to always be clear about what we do, follow through on our promises and deliver when we say we will.
  • Impact: We stretch the boundaries of learning and innovation, gathering the sector around our values, by building trust to co-ordinate efforts and share effective practice.
  • Stewardship: Selecting trustworthy partners, guiding, monitoring, measuring and seeking feedback across the stakeholder spectrum is central to our values.

Our mantra is #TogetherWeDid

Our beneficiaries are the children, young people and adults who are in, or more likely to enter the justice system.

Our approach is designed to intercede as an agent of change.  We leverage our expertise through our renowned guidance, skills and resources using sport and physical activity to empower individuals and organisations entrusted with the care of our ultimate beneficiaries.