Now and again we like spread the word about projects we hear about that are looking to do something different. This week, we thought we’d let you know about a Social Innovation Camp project, Jailbrake. Katee Hui explains more…
*Call for ideas closes on Friday 26th February*
Each year around a hundred thousand 15-17 year olds get caught up in the criminal justice system. Once they come into contact with this system, many are likely to re-offend; to remain part of it and to go on to become part of the adult criminal justice system.
Jailbrake is a competition to find and support great ideas that could break this cycle of youth offending and re-offending using simple web and mobile tools.
We want to bring together those who have an idea about how to slow down and stop the cycle of youth offending – whether they’re part of a youth offending team, a service user, police officer or a member of a local community – with people who can make their ideas idea a reality.
We want to find the best ideas and turn them into real projects with a helping hand from software developers, designers and funders.
You can read more about how the competition works here.
Why use web and mobile?
Simple web and mobile tools are great at connecting people in new ways and on their own terms. They can engage and empower people to take more control of their lives; providing new ways of organising, mobilising and communicating. We believe these tools could help local communities, those working with offenders and young people to help themselves.
This potential is currently not being realised in the area of youth offending, and we want to find new approaches to making the most of what it can offer.
Why should you get involved with Jailbrake?
We’re looking for anyone who has a real motivation to reduce youth offending. Whether you’re part of a youth offending team, involved with healthcare or schooling, a community police officer or a member of a local community, or none of the above, we want you to participate.
Our call for ideas is now open and you can enter your idea online here.
*Ideas evening next Monday 22nd February*