YOUTH REGAINED – Reframing attitudes of minors and youth at risk of offending/re-offending through training
The project aims to strengthen the employability of minors, especially those at risk of offending or reoffending, and increase their integration in society.
Grant Agreement Number: 2021-1-RO01-KA220-YOU-000029132
Funded by: Erasmus+ Sport Duration: 01/11/2021 – 01/11/2023
The number of youth offenders across Europe is declining in recent years. However, the number of youth re-offenders remains high. Several studies across European countries have shown that the vast majority (from 60-75%) of youth offenders are reoffending after their release.
There are several reasons why this is the case, but the primary is their social disintegration. Specifically, juvenile offenders are less likely to find a job, therefore are more likely to struggle with issues such as poverty, housing and so on. Crucial for the lack of their employability is their lack of education and awareness about key competences they need to develop to increase their employability.
The YOUTH REGAINED project aims to address the issue of youth offenders re-offending after their release, by working with local NGOs, CSOs and authorities to strengthen the employability of minors at risk of offending or reoffending and increase their integration in society. The project will develop training materials addressed both to youth offenders and educators.