Reformed Development C.I.C was established in 2009 to promote positive behaviours and encourage positive change, initially providing services to deter young people from a life of crime to prevent negative social outcomes amongst young people. Working with people with convictions to encourage them to make positive changes in their lives and deter further re-offending. We are passionate about what we do and believe people should be guided in the right direction and made aware of the consequences of negative actions and influences.
Over the past few years and with the ever-changing environment of the current criminal justice system we have seen a change in direction on our focuses and commitments. This has now enabled us to broaden our remit to make a wider social impact with our work.
Through Our own personal first-hand experience in evolving from service users to service providers we have identified the lack of understanding and lack of human approach which is provided by professional services who work with vulnerable and at-risk communities. This has allowed us to create a completely unique and holistic approach to positively engage with these very communities and provide a first class service with outstanding success rates in transitioning those who come into contact with our service into positive pathways, whilst working collaboratively with all social agencies.
Using our lived experience, we have created a much-needed organisation, deprived communities who face a continued uphill struggle to find their way in life due to the restricting and limiting factors that come with having criminal convictions. Living through this experience as two black females with unspent convictions put us in the best position possible to engage holistically with these communities.
We have now moved our organisation into an academic arena in which we are partnering with academic establishments to succeed in our goal of creating changes within the criminal justice system one step at a time. This is done using the vast and varied amount of hands-on experience we have gained from a grass roots level in providing these services for the past 12 years. This provides us the experience to develop and inform the next generation of decision makers to understand the broader aspects of a person’s lived experience.
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