Sport and criminal justice: Alliance releases impact report

The Alliance of Sport in Criminal Justice has released its annual Impact Report for 2019-20.

Despite a challenging year because of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Alliance has achieved a series of notable landmarks during its first full year of activity.

This includes the launch of its ‘Levelling the Playing Field’ project alongside the Youth Justice Board, thanks to record funding from the London Marathon Charitable Trust.

The Alliance also launched, and is co-chairing the National Sports Forum for Reducing Reoffending in partnership with HM Prison and Probation Service.

Lucio Mesquita, Chair of Trustees for the Alliance, states in his foreword to the report: “We know that what we are set up to do is much needed.

“And, if helping reduce crime and re-offending was already critical, it will become more so as we face the consequences of another global recession and considerable uncertainty borne out of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“I am confident that the Alliance of Sport will play a growing part in helping us all build better, safer and happier communities as it expands its partnerships, projects and footprint in the UK and overseas.”

Read the report.

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