The results of the Justice’s Data Lab robust analysis, published by the Ministry of Justice in their latest bulletin, shows that Key4Life participants are significantly less likely to reoffend compared with non-participants, and that Key4Life participants commit significantly fewer re-offences.
The analysis is published in the Ministry of Justice’s October bulletin: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/justice-data-lab-statistics-october-2018
The Ministry of Justice validates the charity’s innovative ‘through the gate’ programme with an average reoffending of 24% of Key4Life participants, compared to 47% among comparable non-participants.
The Justice Data Lab reports significant evidence, namely:
- Key4Life decreases the number of proven reoffenders during a year period by up to 30 in every 100 participants
- Key4Life decreases the number of proven reoffences during a year period by between 87 and 140 offences.
Eva Hamilton MBE, CEO and Founder of Key4Life said:
“Key4Life is hugely encouraged by the Ministry of Justice Data Lab’s positive analysis and validation, providing statistically robust evidence for our groundbreaking 7-step model that focusses on building emotional resilience and employability skills.
Behind any statistics, there is always a more complex story to tell. Key4Life works hand-in-hand with young men with complex needs, with over half leaving mainstream education before 16, 2 in 3 growing up with absent fathers, and all are caught in the cycle of reoffending.
As well as the reduction in re-offending, 64% of Key4Life participants are in employment or education a year after release Key4Life participants – that is, four times more likely than the national average in employment a year after release. The majority of Key4Life’s participants are securing and sustaining legal work for the first time.
Our staff, mentors, supporting employers and the young men take great support from this positive validation.”