SECOND CHANCE PROGRAM
The Damascus Road Prison and Community Programme is a 12 week course, devised and delivered by Bringing Hope, that has been proven to change the hearts and minds of those involved in high risk crime with links to criminal networks.
It is based on the on the journey of St Paul, found in Acts 9, who was converted from an angry and violent mind to one of peace. Our programme addresses the thinking, attitudes and behaviour to enhance their potential to make positive life choices and inevitably, reduce the chances of re-offending.
We deliver the course within a prison, but before we begin, we spend months identifying the men who would benefit from the programme and preparing them through one-to-one time. We visit them one they have completed the course to help them consolidate the changes they have experienced.
We also work with families, guiding them though the challenges of having a loved one who has served or is still serving their sentence and equipping then with a positive social network to help sustain the rehabilitation of their loved one when released.
The Damascus Road Prison and Community Programme is a 12 week course, devised and delivered by Bringing Hope, that has been proven to change the hearts and minds of those involved in high Second Chance has been delivered in HMP Birmingham sine 2011 with positive feedback and evidence of attitude change in many of the participants.
“On the first Damascus Road Prison Programme, we had high profile prisoners that were gang-affiliated from opposite sides. Since the completion of the programme, we have had no gang-related assaults, disturbances or tensions within the prison. There has been no sustained period like that before. We regard this as highly significant.” Adele Kalsi, Race Equality Manager, HMP Birmingham
We continue to support these men and their families even if they have been transferred to other prisons and attend parole/court hearings to provide testimonials of their character and progress.
Supporting people in need of a second chance
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