New Routes

New Routes


New Routes offers support, guidance and mentoring for young male offenders under 25.

At the Wise Group, we understand the unique nature of the complex barriers faced by those serving a prison sentence. We understand because at least 50% of our mentors have lived experience of the justice system.

New Routes provides offenders with specialist one-to-one support through mentoring, while promoting strong partnerships between other organisations.

Our customers are supported by Wise Group mentors for six months before release, and again post liberation as they reintegrate back into the community.

Working across 13 prisons in Scotland, New Routes is funded by the Scottish Government’s Reducing Reoffending Change Fund.

New Routes is delivered as a Public Social Partnership (PSP) led by the Wise Group and with experienced public sector and third sector organisations. Together, we deliver effective community based services to young people involved in the justice system.

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"Customers said that they appreciated that the mentors kept trying and believed in their ability to resist, with one specifically mentioning that they had never had anyone that “bothered with them” before."
New Routes report, 2018