The Oswin Project
Who we are
The Oswin Project creates second chances for ex-offenders. It offers training and support to the prisoners while they are still inside prison and sources jobs for them. Once the prisoner is released he/she goes straight into employment thereby reducing the re-offending cycle. The Oswin Project works closely with HMP Northumberland and Sodexo and secure institutions in the North East. Prison has a poor record of rehabilitation - Approximately 50% of adults are re-convicted within a year of release but through sustainable employment the Oswin Project puts a wedge in the revolving door of re-offending. Oswinners, as they are known, become financially independent and socially integrated. Their families experience stability (often for the first time) and their communities become safer places. By supporting the Oswin Project you are helping to transform lives and build a safer society.