Journalist, Broadcaster and Criminologist, Donal MacIntyre is Europe’s best-known investigative reporter, specialising in undercover operations and television exposés from all over the world. He has worked for all the UK broadcasters, most famously for ITV and the BBC where his unique approach has won him many awards for his outstanding and often dangerous work.
A visiting Professor of Criminology at Birmingham City University, Donal is also the International Crime Writer for the Sunday World newspaper.
“I’m delighted to have been asked to be a Trustee for the AP Foundation. I believe the approach of the foundation and the work it is doing will make a significant positive impact towards stopping knife crime and steering young people away from gangs and a life of violence. This is a much needed initiative bringing together people, organisations and businesses to provide the vehicle for change.”
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Young adult offenders often relate to those who have ‘walked in their shoes’, those who have the lived experience of the criminal justice system. The AP Foundation believe that the ex-offender community has an important role to play in resettlement and rehabilitation.
Arts, culture and media programmes are also an effective way of engaging difficult to engage young adult people in productive activities connected with their leisure interests, developing their vocational and transferable employment skills, boosting their employability and reducing re-offending.