While reviewing our systems and practices we discovered the current model works very well, but we continue to learn. Having a comprehensive risk assessment in place has no doubt underpinned the incredible success rate!
In 2017 Tempus Novo has so far secured permanent jobs for 70 service users, 60 are still in work, 20 of these having been in work over 6 months, with only 2 or (3%) having returned to prison. 10 lost their jobs, giving us a respectable retention rate of 86% overall.
Although only a relatively small number of people, the impact is significant both socially and economically. The fact only 2 (and these are 2 of those who lost their jobs) returned to crime, backs up the theory that employment is a major factor in desistance.