About Us

Junction 42 exists to see the lives of offenders and their communities visibly transformed.

Junction 42 creates community, encourages independence and empowers transformation in lives across the North East of England. Working primarily with those in prison and upon their release as well as their family and friends, Junction 42 is a charity with a difference, making a difference.

Our aim is simple; to offer support and hope to those who need it most. We primarily work with offenders and ex-offenders being experienced providers of support both in custody and in the community. Having a history of offending often creates additional barriers to social inclusion, employability and independence. Junction 42 exists to help people overcome these barriers, through education, employment, on-going support, developing faith and nurturing supportive communities.

Working in prisons we provide educational workshops, using creative arts to help individuals overcome various issues. We also work with individuals through our outreach and faith based group work, which links into the befriending community groups. When we say community, we really mean it. We facilitate a range of support groups meeting weekly, and combine these with individual mentors. With more than 15 years experience of working in prisons and with offenders in the community, we are in it for the long haul and know that although the first few weeks can be the hardest, helping people into sustainable, crime and addiction free independence can also require years of dedication. But seeing lives set free, transformed and empowered is the reason we exist.

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