One Postcode is a mediation and mentorship programme designed to tackle the rising tide of gang feuds occurring between groups of young adult prisoners while in prison.

Prisons remain unsafe for those who live and work there. Rates of self-harm and assaults are at the highest level ever recorded; and assaults on staff have more than tripled in just five years.

Prison Reform Trust – June 2019

One Postcode aims to reduce violence and resolve conflicts in prison and to help those who take part to disengage permanently from gang culture. Central to our programme is the recruitment of peer mentors from amongst prominent and trusted prisoners currently in custody, prisoners who are respected and held in high regard by the young adult prisoners. They will be trained in mediation and conflict resolution (Level 3 NVQ) so that they can work effectively with gang leaders and members.

The course will be run by a professional course leader and two peer mentors.

Incentives will be offered to young adult offenders to enrol in the programme and rewards and privileges will be given to those who complete the programme and maintain good behaviour.

To be franchised across the Prison Network.

  • 5-day programme
  • 4 courses a year in each establishment
  • Course Leader
  • 2 Peer Mentors
  • 10 Young Adult Offenders