One of the biggest problems facing our society today is re-offending – it’s a cycle that is robbing people of their potential.
The Message Enterprise Centre opened in 2012 and is providing
a holistic solution for men and women leaving prison and rehabilitation who are serious about making a new start.
And it’s working. In our first three years, fewer than 10% have re-offended – compared to nationwide re- offending rates of around 80%.
*The actual re-offending rate is nearer to 80% compared with the MEC figure of 9%, because of a condition in place that states if the date between leaving prison and court conviction exceeds 12 months, the individual is not classed as a re-offender.
The 50% re-offending rate is based on Bromley Briefing Factfile 2015 produced by the Prison Reform Trust - 67% of 10-17 year olds, 60% of 18-20 year olds and 45% of adults re-offend within 12 months of leaving prison.