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General overview

Stage of development: Implementation

Policy sector: Criminal justice

Date outcomes contract signed: Jun 2020

Start date of service provision: Aug 2020

Anticipated completion date: Sep 2024

Capital raised (minimum): GBP 1m (USD 1.32m)

Max potential outcome payment: GBP 3.24m

Service users: 224 individuals


SM service centres around provision of employment; the young ex-offenders are offered 9 to 5 paid employment four days a week and encouraged to acquire a Level 2 qualification. In addition, participants are supported through mentoring given by both the supervisor on a day to day basis and more in-depth support from a dedicated guidance counsellor.

Target population

High risk ex-offenders aged 16-18



  • United Kingdom

Service delivery locations

  • Birmingham
  • Croydon
  • Durham
  • Leeds
  • Nottingham
  • Rochdale
  • Surrey
  • West Sussex

Involved organisations

Outcome metrics

  • Confirmation from Police or another local agency with access to the Police National Computer that Service User has not been reconvicted during this period; or confirmation from the YOT (Youth Offending Team).
  • Letter from employer confirming full or part time employment for Service User; or Confirmation from HMT that Service User has registered as employed; or Evidence of enrolment into a NVQ Level 2 or above training course
  • Young person registers for the Skill Mill programme by signing the registration form
  • Service User has completed at least four weeks on the programme with regular attendance of at least 75% as evidenced by daily attendance register.
  • Confirmation from AQA that Level 2 award has been achieved.
  • Service User has completed the Skill Mill programme with regular attendance of at least 75%, or completes 5 months of the programme, but departs for purposes of entry into a job position.
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