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It gives us great pride to update and inform on the work we do with young people and adults in custody and in the community, providing them with high quality offender education, training and employability services.

Our teams of colleagues are passionate about transforming lives - it is what makes them tick. We look forward to keeping you abreast of their endeavours in sites across the UK.

Novus news will be regularly updated on our website and can also be digested in New Directions, our quarterly newspaper, which you can download below.

Novus has interesting and exciting news to share. With over 2,000 colleagues operating across more than 50 sites and working with over 60,000 offenders annually, there is never a shortage of stories to tell.

The work we do with the Ministry of Justice, the National Offender Management Service, the Youth Justice Board and a variety of partner organisations enables us to report on how we are raising the aspirations of offenders to increase employability and reduce re-offending.

Rainsbrook STC are first secure site to introduce Commando Joe’s school programme

The Novus team at Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre (STC) are working with national schools initiative Commando Joe’s, to develop a programme to support the growth of the childrens’ self-confidence, communication skills and resilience. This is the first time the national school programme has been introduced into the secure estate.

Commando Joe’s delivers evidence based, impact driven interventions in all types of schools across the country. The programme supports pupils, parents, teachers and schools with building essential life skills, supporting positive behaviour changes and working alongside senior leaders with school improvement plans.

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Novus has built successful and effective partnerships that work to the benefit of offenders and ex-offenders.

From the long-standing working relationships to the more recent partnerships we have forged, we are delighted to join forces in transforming the lives of children, young people and adults through the provision of high quality learning and employability skills.

Working with the Ministry of Justice, the Youth Justice Board and Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service as well as a wide range of visionary charities and organisations, we strive to raise our learners’ aspirations, support them back into purposeful activity, prepare them for the world of work and consequently reduce the risk of re-offending.

Our partners offer crucial strategic input into the delivery of our services and provide an insight into their sector, ensuring Novus evolves and our work remains of the highest quality.

We are always open to new and innovative ways to extend our reach and put even more people on the path to a crime-free future, so if you are interested in partnering with us please get in touch.

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