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Research & Publications

Below are a range of research and evaluation reports promoting our impact at using the power of sport.

Active Choices Project

We are proud to have worked in partnership with Active Communities Network in the successful delivery of the Home Office funded Active Choices Project. Please download the full evaluation report for more information: ActiveChoicesCOMPLETE(5)

Urban Stars Report

2nd Chance are one of the projects featured in the Urban Stars report, focussed on Sport, Crime Prevention and Community Action Download report here UrbanStars _Full_Report

Mentoring and Befriending

Latest mentoring and befriending report from Clinks. 2nd Chance is mentioned as a case study for our peer mentoring programmes in young offender institutions Download report here: Clinks and MBF survey report findings final version - Sept 2012

Fit for release

How sports-based learning can help prisoners engage in education, gain employment and desist from crime. Report authors Professor Rosie Meek, Social Futures Research Institute, Teesside University Nina Champion and Seb Klier, Learning Matters Project, Prisoners Education Trust Download report here: Fit_for_Release

The Role of Sport in Promoting Desistance from Crime

This report by Dr Rosie Meek, summarises the evaluation findings of the 2nd Chance Project football and rugby academies, a two year initiative at HMP Portland which uses sport as a way of engaging with young adult male prisoners in identifying and meeting resettlement needs and facilitating the transition from custody to community. Download report here: Final Rugby-Football Report

Teenage Kicks - The Value of Sport in Tackling Youth Crime

This report assesses the economic value of three sports projects aimed at tackling gang violence and youth crime in the UK. The results of the study clearly demonstrate that sport is not only a successful mechanism; it is also a cost-effective way to tackle the problem of youth crime and gang violence. 2nd Chance's HMP YOI Ashfield programme is one of the aforementioned projects Download report here: Teenage kickz

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