Right Track is a Drug, Alcohol & Violence Prevention Programs. Right track programs are also run year-round in the community and world-wide through our partner churches and groups ,it’s not glamorous and it’s not popular, but youth offending is a massive problem in the UK.
In England and Wales, there are over 10,000 young people, aged 14 to 24, in prison right now. Young people and young adults also have one of the highest re-conviction rates of all offenders: 74% of young adults released from prison will reoffend within one year.
The problem is that most young offenders are trapped in an endless cycle of offending: they must not only convince others to give them a second chance, but they must also overcome their own self-doubt, fears, insecurities and negative habits. Christianity has long been the catalyst for social reformers and those who work to relieve poverty and confront injustice, from William Wilberforce and the Earl of Shaftesbury, to William Booth and Martin Luther King.
The youth reoffending rate in England and Wales is a trend that LWFCI-UK we are determined to change. We believe it is simply unacceptable that, in this day and age, vulnerable young people from deprived backgrounds are getting trapped in a cycle of offending, due to a lack of hope, role-models, character and opportunities to learn. Our vision is to place a LWFCI-UK Outreach Worker in every YOI (youth prison) in England to run youth clubs and chaplaincy groups, deliver creative and accredited education programs and facilitate mentoring schemes.