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ROD

The Rescue of Dignity Group (ROD) has been operating in the UK since 1997. Its approach to reducing reoffending is a holistic programme that supports offenders from sentencing through imprisonment, with continued support in the community to enable ex-offenders to become law-abiding citizens.

The Rescue of Dignity Group (ROD) has been operating in the UK since 1997. Its approach to reducing reoffending is a holistic programme that supports offenders from sentencing through imprisonment, with continued support in the community to enable ex-offenders to become law-abiding citizens.

The ROD Group is made up of trained DBS-checked volunteers, who dedicate their time to giving practical and spiritual support to inmates, enabling them to successfully turn their lives around.

The aim of our mentors and volunteers is clear: To support inmates in order to prevent re-offending. Many prisoners who received support from the ROD Group have left prison reformed and have made positive lifelong changes in their lives.

Our continued support upon release from prison helps every individual resettle back into the community through our mentoring and resettlement programme, which includes support in training, employment and referrals. We also recognise the importance of family ties in helping ex-offenders resettle within the community, which leads to reduced reoffending, therefore we offer support to the family members of inmates by providing them with advice on visits, helping them cope with the imprisonment of their loved ones and organising events for their benefit, referring them to 3rd party organisations, where applicable.

ROD’s service and support includes:

  • Regular visits to prisons and detention centres
  • Support through letter writing
  • Mentoring and befriending support
  • ‘Meet and greet’ at prison gates upon release
  • Court attendance support for families and friends of inmates
  • Referral support for housing, substance misuse, training, employment, etc.
  • 12-step programme

 

What people say about the ROD Group:

I understand how important it is to support those less fortunate than myself.” Samuel William, 23, Hammersmith

“Since becoming a member of the ROD group, I have been made aware that there is a part of society that is being strongly neglected, and to know that I am part of the few to help them recover is really special to me.” Karen Ocran, 25, Hayes
 
 
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