Challenging Young Offenders

The aim of the Airborne Initiative is to provide residential courses for serving Young Offenders, people who are either on licence, serving a community sentence or who have been identified within their communities as at risk of offending. The residential programme is designed to develop self esteem, self-discipline and group values and provide skills to develop a strong work ethic. It is challenging in places and will test an individual’s stamina, determination and both their physical and mental strength.

Successful completion of the Airborne Initiative course can trigger work opportunities, help build on your CV and gain valuable life skills.

Professor Rosie Meek released her Independent review ‘A Sporting Chance’ in August of 2018, that looks into the positive impact sport and physical activity can have on reducing re-offending rates. HM YOI Feltham has a re-offending rate of 65%, those completing the Airborne Initiative from Feltham were found to have a re-offending rate of 14% – a significant reduction. Using these statistics we have been able to promote the initiative to other Establishments.

Establishments that are benefiting from referring Young People and Young Adults include:

HM YOI Feltham

HM YOI Brinsford

HM YOI Cookham Wood

HM YOI Werrington

HMP Guys Marsh

HMP Berwyn