Prisoners and ex-offenders in Norfolk being offered a “second chance in life” by new scheme

Norfolk Police and Crime Commisssioner Lorne Green.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Norfolk Police and Crime Commisssioner Lorne Green. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Prisoners and ex-offenders are being offered vital support to help turn their lives around thanks to an initiative funded by Norfolk's Police and Crime Commissioner.

Community Chaplaincy Norfolk (CCN) has been supported by the PCC since February this year to help those keen to make a fresh start by changing their attitudes and behaviour which previously led to criminality.

A team of 14 volunteer mentors have been working with offenders in prisons including Norwich and Wayland to offer support and guidance for life beyond the prison gates.

The scheme – the first of its kind in Norfolk - has received more than £20,000 for the next two years from PCC Lorne Green who was delighted to meet with a group of newly trained volunteers in Norwich last week.

Mr Green said: 'What the team of dedicated mentors are offering these men is a second chance in life.'


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