YMCA ReBuild has a proven track record of transforming the lives of young people who have been involved in the criminal justice system.
In Victoria today, there are over 1,000 young people on community-based orders and more than 200 in custody. This represents a small but volatile proportion of Victoria's prison population.
Over 50% of these young people leaving custody will reoffend within the first four months.
We're working to change that.
For young people who engage with YMCA ReBuild, less than 5% will reoffend.
Through our training and employment opportunities, YMCA ReBuild participants also experience improved mental and physical wellbeing. With the support of our business partners, many successfully transition into long term careers.
When you engage YMCA ReBuild, you help us to break the reoffending cycle and change the lives of young people.
We reduce the rate of reoffending from 50% to 5%
We support hundreds of young people
"I've been out of jail the longest I have for my whole entire life."
We help young people leave crime behind
We provide young people with the support they need to succeed
We support young people from all walks of life
What does YMCA ReBuild mean to you?
These are just some of the things that YMCA ReBuild means to our participants. Watch the video to find out how else we make a difference to young people.
How can I support YMCA ReBuild?
You can support the important work YMCA ReBuild does by hiring our services. The larger the project, the more young people YMCA ReBuild can hire directly into the social enterprise.
You can also support YMCA ReBuild in other ways, including:
- hiring a young person after their time at YMCA ReBuild is complete;
- spreading the word - the more work we secure, the more lives we can change;
- buying a piece of quality craftsmanship from our YMCA ReBuild shop;
- sharing and listening to our Time to ReBuild podcast.