When James was referred to us by the police, our thoughts were "well we could work with much easier and less chaotic offenders." However when we interviewed him he showed a good level of desire to change and gave a lot of the right signals we look for in a potential superstar employee.
James’ level of offending has been so high, he is on a police register to be monitored at all times, so to move him away from a life of crime is potentially saving a lot of would be victims, not to mention public money!
Anyway to cut a long story short he started work just over a week ago and loves it. Feedback from his manager is he has grasped the opportunity and works very hard. Although early days, this is just one example of how our partnership with the police can have a positive impact on society, as while ever James is working there are less victims, less crime and hope for his own future.