The Guardian’s ‘Comment is Free’ section invited Abob’s CEO, Nathan Roberts, to write about why the prison crisis is happening. Nathan explains: “Young men don’t mature psychologically until their mid-20s. Condemning so many to the toxic environment of our jails is a recipe for re-offending and suicide” in a very strong piece.
Article from Crawley Happy Times
Have a listen to Chief Exec, Nathan Roberts, talking about what abandofbrothers do, and why he was personally drawn to the work. As a man. This was part of BAM Bites, an hour long event during the Southbank’s Being A Man Festival 2015. Tune in at 38 mins. Being a Man 2015 | BAM Bites
Mentee Chris Smith and mentor Darren Macdonald were interviewed on this recent BBC World Service programme on Waithood about delaying adulthood. Chris, once again, brings his radical honesty, vulnerability and grace to the airwaves. Check them out at 18:14 The Compass – Caught in Waithood – BBC World Service
Kyren Barrett tells the Crawley News his story. From being a repeatedly violent offender to an aspiring youth worker. Transformation is possible. This is a young man who has spent 8 years in prison. And now thanks to abob, he has found a sense of purpose. Former Thomas Bennett pupil who used to earn money beating people up turning … Read More
A DAD who admits he cannot understand how he avoided going to prison after dozens of convictions has transformed his life and now dreams of opening a business to benefit families across Crawley. Stephen Raikes racked up 33 convictions and 19 court appearances for a string of crimes ranging from shoplifting to assault. The birth of his two young children … Read More
The Crawley News picks up on the great work being done by Band of Brothers there. This is mentee, Stephen Raikes’ story.
He has a string of convictions for violent crimes and was released from jail for the fourth time in January. With this in mind, it would be easy to assume that Chris Smith is not a role model for other young men in Crawley. But the 23-year-old has under-gone a remarkable transformation. The individuals who finally got through to him … Read More
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