Junction 42 runs enterprise programmes in prisons, enabling individuals to gain experience in creating, and running, a business. These programs encourage the entrepreneurial spirit that is evident in those in prison.
Through the Gate
We run an intensive, 1:2:1 mentoring programme which is delivered in custody and through the gate, helping to bring stability in the first few weeks post-release and guiding mentees towards employment.
Junction 42 runs offence disclosure workshops, job clubs and 1:2:1 mentoring sessions to support those with criminal convictions in overcoming the barriers that they face in gaining employment.
Junction 42 runs employability and entrepreneurial programmes in prisons, including ETS, our Entrepreneurial Training School. Working with individuals to create 'The Apprentice' style micro businesses, teams compete with each to make the most profit for charity.
ETS was written in partnership with Young Enterprise to cover the skills needed to creating a start up business. The course sessions include launching a business, creating a brand, financing a business, sales techniques and much more. With each new course, the inmates set up their own micro business within the prison and sell products to prison staff and the prison population.
We understand that, given the right support and encouragement, inmates can break the negative cycle that they are in and positively contribute to society: PEP research Texas
Kingsman is our entrepreneurial training programme, designed in partnership with Young Enterprise to run over two-weeks within prison. It develops entrepreneurial mindsets through a series of pop-up business challenges, where offenders create and pitch an idea to a panel of executives.
We understand that, given the right support and encouragement, inmates can break the negative cycle that they are in and positively contribute to society: Download CFE research.
To read about the impact of our entrepreneurial delivery in prison establishments, download our report here.
We run an intensive 1:2:1 mentoring programme which is delivered through the gate, helping to bring stability in the first few months post-release and guiding mentees towards employment. It includes an action plan to reduce chaos and increase stability, and diarising scheduled, purposeful activities focussing on becoming employable or self-employed. Work Out also focuses on life-coaching elements, enhancing social skills, self-presentation and motivation. The 1:2:1 coaching is reinforced by an employer partnership offering guaranteed 16-week supported work placements for selected individuals at Cafe for Crisis in Newcastle, with accredited Food Hygiene qualifications.
We deliver job clubs in partnership with Christians Against Poverty and Clean Sheet. Participants work on goal setting, increase motivation for job-seeking, create an up-to-date CV and undertake voluntary work. Our job clubs include an offence disclosure workshop, which “showcases” successfully employed ex-offenders who have rebuilt their lives and offers teaching on how to disclose convictions in an interview setting.
Participants receive 1:2:1 coaching and take part in group sessions that have a strong focus on building community with social skills and confidence being developed. Since 2015 we have worked with over 200 individuals and seen more than 60% move into training, paid and voluntary work.
“You’s have given me the opportunity to move away from the £73.10 lifestyle into a paid job, and I can’t thank you enough for that.”
J, ex-lifer who engaged with our Job Club and is now employed as a caretaker and handyman