Through Back to Movement, Plias Resettlement is helping young people who have dropped out or are disengaged from education, and who are familiar to the judicial system, giving them the chance to get back on track through sports.
Multi-sports plays an important role in a successful rehabilitation of Plias’ target group, helping to reduce the risk of reoffending. Rehabilitation Through Sports aims to support the young people’s general fitness, confidence and skills development.
The organised events and tournaments allow the participants to meet other young people and strengthen their social skills post-pandemic.
With special competitions organised with the Metropolitan Police’s sport teams, relationships between ex-offenders and police officers should also be strengthened.
Rehabilitation Through Sport is aimed at 16 to 24-year-olds with experience of the criminal justice system. Two four-hour sessions a week are being held across three locations, namely Alperton, Vale Farm and Willesden Sports Centre. Sports include football, basketball, tennis and hockey.