YouTurn Futures was launched in 2014 as a local response to the Government’s ‘Transforming Rehabilitation’ agenda, ensuring that the very successful Integrated Offender Management approach to rehabilitation continued across Bedfordshire. Since then we have grown and are now working with partners to tackle Child Exploitation (including criminal and sexual exploitation) and Serious Youth Violence. As an independent charity, we are able to add value to the work of our partners by: brokering relationships, project managing new initiatives, developing performance products and providing business support to partnership arrangements. We believe that successful multi-agency partnership working is vital when it comes to ensuring the change, transition and rehabilitation of socially excluded groups.
Our most recent initiative has been the launch of ‘Direction’ a one-stop-shop to help prevent the cycle of re-offending in partnership with Kathryn Holloway, Bedfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner. ‘Direction’ aims to help offenders, their families, their friends and also professionals who work within the criminal justice system to prevent re-offending by providing an online hub of services and direct support from experienced staff.