The Leeds-based charity was founded in 2014 by two serving senior prison officers at HMP Leeds and operates within the prison to identify offenders committed to transforming their lives.
Upon release, these prisoners continue to work with Tempus Novo to gain employment while also benefitting from hands-on mentorship and support for a minimum of 12 months. It's a fact that employment gives an ex-offender the best opportunity of a new life and breaks the cycle of re-offending.
This is important because the £3 billion cost of keeping the nation’s prison population every year is dwarfed by the estimated £18 billion annual cost of re-offending.
Changing this systemic issue is something we at Society are extremely passionate about and we are thrilled to be supporting this selfless local charity.
Find out more about Tempus Novo by visiting tempusnovo.org and check back soon for the full case study.