3Pillars launch GAMEPLAN prison rehabilitation project
3Pillars Project are on a mission to create a prison rehabilitation offer that prevents young men returning to custody through their new GAMEPLAN intervention programme.
GAMEPLAN is a comprehensive multi-year effort to support young people in custody both before and after release from prison with sports-based mentoring.
Currently reoffending in adult prisons stands at 50% within one year of release. For young adults and young people in prison, this is drastically higher – 15-18-year-olds reoffend within one year of release in 70% of cases. 3Pillars seek to drastically improve the lives of these young people.
The 3Pillars charity, founded five years ago, will support over 100 young men who are in custody or recently released to help them reintegrate successfully into society over the next three years as part of the GAMEPLAN initiative.
The programme boasts a range of high profile partners, including St Giles Trust, SKANSKA (SCS) Crossrail, Amodigo and Active IQ in order to deliver top-quality qualifications, work opportunities and mentoring support.
Launched on 29 July at Richmond Rugby Club, the initiative is part of 3Pillars’ aim to deliver end-to-end, holistic programmes that take apprentices from custody, through the gate and back into their own communities where, with proper mentoring, they have the opportunity to become community leaders in their own right.
As part of the launch, four of the project’s success stories who have gone through the programmes will be involved in touch-rugby sessions with attendees at the launch event which took on an Olympic theme to coincide with the Olympics Rugby Sevens.
Mike Crofts, CEO of 3 Pillars, said: “I truly believe that the best way to rehabilitate those who have offended back into society successfully is by giving them a purpose to believe they can make a valuable contribution to their local community.
“That’s why we’ve introduced the GAMEPLAN because we believe with our unique interventions we can offer people a second chance at a better future. We really hope people will see the importance of our interventions and back our work across prisons in London and the Midlands. Thank you to Infraco-Consulting and Cummings Group for sponsoring the event.”
See 3pillarsproject.com for more information.