Foundation have been shortlisted for Organisation of the Year by The Howard League for Penal Reform for their amazing work with Directions, +Choices and The North Yorkshire Resettlement and Community Safety Scheme.

The Howard League Annual Community Awards celebrate the most successful community projects that encourage desistance from crime and offer unique support to help keep individuals out of the criminal justice system.

Each of these services offer individualised support to meet the needs of each of their clients.


Directions is a male-only service providing a wide range of tailored support across North Yorkshire to males reportable to probation in the community or in custody. Directions supports individuals who are preparing to leave prison and aims to reduce the risk of individuals re-offending by supporting them to reconnect with their community. There is a rotating programme of support available to individuals. Directions uses a restorative approach with inclusivity, empowerment, choice, and collaboration at its core.


+Choices is a bespoke programme to support perpetrators of all kinds of domestic abuse, including physical, emotional, and coercive control to acknowledge and change their abusive behaviour. It aims to minimise the risks to those involved in domestic abuse and reduce the chances for a repeat incident to occur. Individuals are supported to build healthy attitudes towards relationships by working through the stages of behaviour change. Individuals follow a tailored programme and are supported through group and one-one sessions throughout North Yorkshire.

North Yorkshire Resettlement and Community Safety Scheme:

The North Yorkshire Resettlement and Community Safety Scheme is a Foundation service that works with offenders and ex-offenders. It is a high-performing short term support service for those who have the highest needs and pose the greatest risks to themselves and the community. Individuals are supported with accommodation and building the skills for independent living to allow them and the community to live safer lives. The scheme supports individuals to overcome the barriers they may face so they can live well and settle in the community.

The Community Awards Ceremony is set to take place in November, and we can’t wait to see what happens!

To see the full shortlist, you can visit-

Fingers crossed for Foundation!!!!