This programme asks participants to explore the impact and ripple effect of crime on the victim and wider society in order to increase empathy and emotional intelligence. It is usually delivered in prison and with ex-offender or pre-sentence settings.
Increase understanding and skills in restorative practice
Increase confidence, empathy and communication skills
Increase confidence and well-being
Increase awareness of self and others
Increase emotional intelligence
We work with the participants to devise theatre from their own experiences. This is developed by involving them in games, discussion, role-play, mime and image theatre. The workshops enable them to explore their feelings and experiences and the challenges or ‘oppressions’ they face. We explore alternative solutions to problems and barriers through role-play and discussion and support people to
reflect on their own personal challenges in a safe way.
All our projects culminate in a performance back to staff, peers and/or family members. Participants share the themes and learning completed through the project enabling a deeper sense of achievement and learning. Throughout our courses we accredit participants with ASDAN awards in relevant life skills such as Independent living, Leadership and Expressive Arts.
All our practice is underpinned by: Restorative Approaches; Non-Violent Communication and Trauma Informed Approaches.
Each programme can be tailored and adapted to the needs of the establishment and participants:
6 to 8 sessions per project
5 to 15 participants per project
Ideally involvement with participant’s family or alternative support network
We require partners to recruit participants in advance
Partner staff on site and available throughout project
Partner support gathering relevant data / evidence for evaluation
Costs depend on:
Additional / specific requirements of partner
Location / travel / accommodation needs
Evaluation depth / requirements
Number of preparatory meetings required
Requests for additional staff
Number of sessions / days delivering
Usually between £1,200 and £1,800