Reflex exist to empower children, young people and young adults to break the cycle of offending and re-offending.
Through our Outreach Workers, Urban Skillz Music and Theatre courses, myLife programme, chaplaincy support groups and restorative justice initiatives, Reflex work with over 1,600 young people and young adults in custody every year.
Each of our programmes offer opportunities for young people to grow in confidence, develop new skills and express their feelings, thoughts and emotions positively.
Our dedicated Outreach Workers provide a platform for informal learning, building positive relationships with young people, modelling acceptable behaviour and helping them access appropriate services that support their transition to adulthood.
Our non-formal education tutors deliver needs-based programmes embedded with proven learning techniques. Regardless of the creative medium used, each Reflex programme is designed to develop young people’s creative and consequential thinking, helping them reflect on their life choices and challenging negative attitudes.
Reflex’ support and signposting continues at the prison gate, as our through-the-gate resettlement mentors meet young people on the day of their release and provide one-to-one help to secure accommodation and employment. Reflex mentors continue developing young people’s character, resilience and independent living skills, as they share formative life experiences, such as cooking together, playing sports, visiting local events and attractions, managing money and overcoming setbacks.
Whether young peoples’ needs are, social, emotional, spiritual, intellectual or physical, Reflex offer a holistic range of support where every young person is valued and respected as an individual, both in custody and in the community following their release.