The key to freeing young men from the grip of crime.
The charity Key4Life is using the restorative effects of writing and nature to reduce reoffending rates
Key4Life is a sister organisation to Write to Freedom (W2F), the charity I founded in 2008. It was also born out of the understanding of the power of nature and writing, as a way out of crime. It uses a potent mix of the written word and therapeutic work with horses as its nature/writing crossover.
Independent research shows a dramatic reduction in reoffending among its participants. Of the 23 young people Key4Life has worked with since it launched, only 8% have reoffended in contrast to official figures for England Wales of 74%. Last week, a group of its participants released an EP supported by Universal Music. The powerful lyrics of Second Chance were written by former prisoners under the mentorship of the R&B artist Angel......click below for full article: