Press Release: Key4Life's lastest positive youth offender results

Key4Life the youth offending rehabilitation Charity, releases their compelling end of Programme results:

  • Only 8% overall have re-offended by the end of Key4Life’s year-long pre and post release prison rehabilitation programme for young offenders (18-26 years).
  • 79% overall are in employment or meaningful occupation a year after release, compared to the 15% of offenders nationally whom secure employment within a year after release from custody. This is four times the national average who are in work.


Key4Life’s independent research reveals results from their specific prison programmes:


  • HMP/YOI Isis, Thamesmead, London

11% reoffending rate at the end of the programme and 72% securing work


  • HMP/YOI Portland, Dorset

18% reoffending rate at the end of the programme and 50% securing work, only 8% have re-offended.  


Key4Life applauds the Government’s Prison and Courts Bill with increased emphasis on rehabilitation, education and employment, and greater autonomy for prisons governors. We believe Key4Life can demonstrate the value of our individual-focused approach pre and post release through our 7-step programme.


We are delighted with these results and for these young men - many of whom carry complex family and emotional issues. As our independent research shows, the young men are able to build emotional resilience, and start to build successful working lives.”

Eva Hamilton MBE, CEO and Founder Key4Life


Key4Life’s National Partner BT supports the charity and challenge more businesses and individuals to support young offenders.


“Businesses have a key role to play in rehabilitating young offenders. Key4Life is at the heart of some of the most marginalised young people in this country and BT is proud to be supporting this life-changing charity.” Sir Mike Rake, Chairman, BT Group

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