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Client: Young offenders in custody

SOVA's work with those in custody includes both male and female young offenders. Projects offer guidance and support to improve the long-term prospects of individuals to move towards their goal of employment.

Employment is a key factor in reducing re-offending thereby by addressing training, education and employment needs SOVA aims to increase employability and support individuals into suitable, sustainable employment. This might include:-

  • one to one guidance to identify barriers to employment
  • accommodation
  • drug or alcohol mis-use
  • basic skills
  • mental health
  • referrals to relevant organisations
  • accredited training
  • jobsearch, cv and interview techniques
  • criminal record disclosure
  • group sessions for confidence building
  • employment preparation
  • mentor support
  • family support
  • appropriate adults


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SOVA is a Registered Charity (No.1073877) operating as a Limited Company (No.3645143)