16th March 2017
Nacro is a social justice charity that helps the most vulnerable in the community to change their lives, and reach their full potential and aspirations. They do this by addressing social exclusion, inequality of opportunity and deprivation.
In October 2015, Nacro launched the Aeneid Project, an ambitious and unique employer-focused initiative. It aims to strengthen communities and positively change individuals’ lives at the same time as addressing employers’ chronic skills shortages.
The Aeneid Project works in partnership with key stakeholders to increase and improve the education, training and employment opportunities for work ready and motivated members of the local community who have criminal records. It also works to upskill practitioners, such as probation officers and work coaches, and to provide local employers, educational establishments and other organisations with the required resources, support and expert training they need to confidently recruit safely and fairly from the potential talent pool of approximately 10 million people in the UK who have criminal records.
How Aeneid works:
The Aeneid Project has been successfully delivered in Luton, Bedford and St Albans, and is expanding to Manchester and other areas in 2017.
Read about the project here.
Respect for rights in the penal system with prison as a last resort.