Release on temporary licence (ROTL) can play an important part in helping young adult offenders to prepare for release and can dramatically reduce the rates of re-offending. It is an essential bridge between custody and release, allowing them to gradually integrate back into society. In 99.9% of cases, ROTL was completed successfully in 2018.
The AP Foundation has already established links with potential employers who will provide four-week work placements for students who have successfully completed one of our media courses, as a first step towards full employment. These can be taken during their ROTL or on release.
We support the students and liaise with employers throughout their placement so as to make the transition between prison and the work place as easy as possible, making the experience a rewarding one for both parties.
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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.