Below are some examples of the young people that the Josephine Wolf Trust has helped. Identities have been changed to protect the individuals concerned.
Delroy was subject to Intensive Bail support with high risk of reoffending related to alleged violent behaviour. He was highly motivated not to offend and wished to join a football team as part of his sports science course on re-entry to education. A request for £250 for athletics and a football kit for a coaching course was made. This was granted and Delroy began his course. He was not arrested for any alleged further offending and made significant progress in terms of his education and positive activities.
His risk of offending was viewed as low especially taking into account his engagement with sports in college. The worker helping him during his Bail Support was of the view that there was evidence of increased maturity and him changing his lifestyle to ensure he achieved his goals. Delroy was appreciative of the grant from the Trust.
Adrian received a grant of £160 from the Trust while subject to a Youth Condition Caution for possession of an offensive weapon. The grant was for sportswear so that he could participate in a football club and be constructively occupied. He successfully completed his Caution at which point he was spending less time out in the community and less time around negative influences. He began spending more time studying at home and his attendance and punctuality at school improved. He was passing exams, working hard on his education and motivated to avoid reoffending. Not only did Adrian apply for a college course, but his relationships with family members greatly improved.
Omari was on a Youth Rehabilitation Order with a high risk of offending due to violent behaviour. While on this Order it was noted that he was keen to gain employment which it was believed could motivate him to avoid reoffending. Josephine Wolf Trust awarded Omari £200 for a Health & Safety Exam and appropriate clothing for construction work. He successfully completed his Order without reoffending. At that point he had returned to college, completing a Business Studies course to prepare himself to apply for a Finance and Economics University Course. His risk of reoffending was deemed to be low at the end of his Order.
June was living in very crowded accommodation, with siblings who would take her clothes and make-up without permission, leading to conflict and June committing an offence. Support was given to help her manage this situation, and avoid offending. Being interested in make-up, June took an online cosmetics tutorial, following which her worker successfully applied for a grant of £70 for make-up and a lockable case.
Although the grant did not resolve the family issues that contributed to June offending, feedback from Trust members supported her engaging with Mental Health services, and more parental help. Her risk of reoffending was also reduced due to the focus on future career goals, which June planned to pursue after finishing her school education.
Cory had no offending history but was homeless and accommodated by a charity. He had recently qualified in electrical installation, but could not afford the necessary equipment. Cory’s worker requested £300 for start-up tools and equipment to help him establish his career, which was granted by Josephine Wolf Trust.
Ben was on a Youth Rehabilitation Order for robbery, and was assessed as being at medium risk of reoffending by his worker. He secured a 20 week full-time apprenticeship in the construction industry but had very limited funds available to help him pursue this. His worker, wanting to support him successfully completing the apprenticeship, applied for £200 to enable Ben to complete the course, which was granted by the Trust to support this aim.
Matthew was showing a positive attitude to change when he was released from prison. He was accommodated in supported housing but had no funds for basic essentials. He was granted £200, which covered bed linen, cutlery, crockery and cooking equipment. This supported his re-integration back into the community, and helped him avoid reoffending.