John Sephton is the chair of 57:fourteen, he was a prison chaplain for six years, during which time he placed a number of Prisoners in faith organisations who would work with the individual and relevant organisations to help them to be fully re-habilitated.
On retirement from the Prison Service John felt called to continue this work from the outside as it were.
He has gathered together a group of professionals in the probation, chaplaincy, and voluntary sectors, all who have a heart to help ex-offenders.
The Vision is to support ex-offenders , by working on a multi-disciplinary basis with all relevant organisations for the benefit of the individual, so that their crime will be addressed and with a desire to start again under the right mentoring and support so that these people would be able to make a positive contribution to community.
57:fourteen obtained charitable status in Dec 2018.
One HMP Prison is fully supportive of this work.
We need more Prisons to come on board as well as faith organisations
We have almost completed an attractive set of publicity.
We have a website which needs to be updated.
We need to develop a set of policies and procedures.
Our aim is to have a strong, safe, fully safeguarded process, that enables staff and ex-prisoner to be safe.
Money donated would go towards developing the points above and to pay for a part-time worker to progress this work.