Our Vision

Our vision is to build stronger, more integrated local communities by providing person centred support for offenders or those who are at risk of offending, reducing reoffending and increasing life chances.

The Need

46% of all prisoners will re-offend within a year of release. For those serving short custodial sentences and young offenders this raises to over 80%. Footprints works with those who leave custody from South West prisons returning to Hampshire and Dorset to help them transition back into the community. We also support people on community sentences and deemed at risk of offending.

Our Services

We help women like J escape the cycle of crime through one-to-one mentoring and re-training.

We support over 200 people a year with:

  • Provision of ‘through the gate’ and community mentoring of offenders who are, or will be residing, in Dorset and Hampshire.
  • Specialist female only support for women including our Out of Court Diversionary Scheme for women in conjunction with Dorset Police and PCC, and the Butterfly project offering equine therapy to female clients in partnership with Tower House Horses in Hampshire,
  • Crisis support for offenders residing in Dorset on the day of release at the CRC Hub in Bournemouth
  • Support for offenders classified as high risk of harm to the public who are residing at Approved Premises in Hampshire and Somerset
  • Provision of training, volunteer opportunities and work experience through our Life Works programme in partnership with Parkstone United Reformed Church.

 It costs around £275,000 to deliver our support per year.


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