Switchback is an award-winning charity helping young Londoners to find a way out of the justice system and make real-lasting change in their lives. We provide intensive one-to-one support either side of the prison gate alongside real-work training after release, supporting 18-30 year-old men (Trainees) to build a stable life they can be proud of. Established in 2008 in the heart of East London, we provide one thing for our Trainees: a consistent, transformative relationship lasting as long as it takes. And it works: Switchback Trainees are five times less likely to reoffend than other offenders (9% vs 49%).
With over 11 years’ experience of successfully supporting young men through the justice system, there has never been a more exciting time to join our team. In 2019, Switchback were the proud winners of the Longford Prize and shortlisted for Charity of the Year (under £1m) by the Charity Times Awards. Our Strategic Plan 2019-2021 outlines a solid route-map not only to support more young men than ever before, but also to inspire change across the justice system.
We are a close-knit team of thirteen based in a bright, colourful office near Spitalfields Market – just opposite the café where half of our Trainees work after they are released from prison.