What is it?

The period of transition from custody to community can often be extremely challenging, particularly for individuals lacking support. This programme provides focused support and mentoring opportunities to prisoners aged 18 to 30 years old approaching the end of their custodial sentence.

The role involves:

  • Meeting prisoners three to six months before release to establish a long-lasting relationship which continues into the community-integration phase
  • Offering wide-ranging practical assistance, including helping prisoners to secure housing and employment
  • Supporting the personal development of ex-offenders
  • You must be at least 21 years ofd to support on this programme and be willing to commit for at least 12 months

What is the impact?

With your support, young ex-offenders can re-enter the community with increased motivation to realise their aspirations.

What is the time commitment? 

In advance of mentoring commencing, Mosaic mentors must attend a weekend training session (one and a half days over two weekends totalling 11 hours).  Mentors must be able to commit to a minimum of twelve months and be available for at least one to two 1hr face-to-face visits per month, usually during working hours when visiting in prison.

“I have learned that there are so many talented people out there who have the potential to turn around their lives and meet their aspirations. All they need is someone to guide them along the way and help them to see that the only barrier stopping them from achieving these aspirations is actually themselves.”
Sadia Ahmed, Ex-offender Mentor

Opportunity available in:

- Yorkshire (Bradford and Leeds)