Community Justice

Community Justice

At the Wise Group, we understand what it means to serve a prison sentence. We understand that it can be daunting when release day comes around. We understand that while many of us take for granted having a GP, somewhere to live and managing our money, for those about to step back in to the community these things can present significant barriers to integrating and moving on.

We understand because we’ve been there. Over 50% of our community justice mentors have served a prison sentence and have first hand experience of life inside and the difficulties many face on release.

Young men under the age of 25 are supported through the New Routes service, while those over 25 can receive the support of our Wise Choices programme. SHINE Women’s Mentoring provides support to female prisoners serving a short-term sentence, helping them to complete Community Payback Orders and reintegrate back in to their local communities.

Our mentors are the backbone of our community justice services.

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New Routes

Giving young male offenders one-to-one support and mentoring to help them on the right track and reduce chances of re-offending.

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Wise Choices

Supporting men over 25 to develop the skills to take control over their lives and help them put an end to the cycle of re-offending.

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SHINE Women's Mentoring

Support for women who are at risk of breach of a Community Payback Order and women serving short term sentences.

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Through the Gate

Through the Gate supports people in HMP Durham and HMP YOI Low Newton who are being released from prison.

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Stevie's story

We’ve supported thousands of people to rebuild their lives. Stevie is just one of them.

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A Mentor's Story

Our community justice mentor Betty MacDonald was highlighted in a feature in the Greenock Telegraph

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"The Wise Group has went above and beyond once again. Thanks for going the extra mile for me."
Community Justice customer