Our Impact

Trailblazers uniquely offer ‘through the gate’ mentoring, working with young offenders for up to six months prior to their release and up to nine months following their release This means that the mentoring programme covers the transition from prison to the community, a tricky time for young offenders that without the support they need are likely to resort to offending again. Trailblazers unique approach to mentoring relationships is structured through six accredited ‘Tool Sets’ which cover all aspects of resettlement including developing better relationships, how to sort out your housing and secure a job post release and how to manage personal finances.

The following charts highlights the positive impact we had in 2016:
Lord Ramsbotham
Lord Ramsbotham
Our Patron
David Ramsbotham, Baron Ramsbotham GCB, CBE is a retired British Army officer, who later served as Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons from 1995 to 2001. He was awarded his life peerage in 2005 and now sits on the cross benches of the House of Lords. He is President of the Koestler Awards scheme and Vice-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Penal Affairs; he is President of UNLOCK and an Ambassador for the charity, The Prison Advice and Care Trust; he is a trustee and President of the Institute of Food, Brain and Behaviour; he is a Patron of Prisoners Abroad, a charity that supports the welfare of Britons imprisoned overseas and their families, and Prisoners Education Trust, a charity that supports serving prisoners through a range of academic, creative and vocational distance learning courses whilst inside; he is a Patron of the African Prisons Project, an international non-governmental organisation; he is President of the charity PTSD Resolution, which provides treatment to Veterans with post-traumatic stress through its UK-wide network of 200 therapists; he is Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Speech, Language and Communication Difficulties and of the Criminal Justice and Acquired Brain Injury Interest Group and also Chairman of the Cross Party Group on Drugs, Alcohol and Criminal Justice