James Wong, Eastbourne abob’s project leader, explains what abob is all about, as well as mentioning that ‘we have seen an 82 percent reduction in the severity of offending behaviour after the Quest Programme.
The Eastbourne Herald featured abob mentor and ex police officer, Trevor Perks who is passionate about the positive future for abob in terms of their national expansion.
The Eastbourne Herald (in fact the writer was abob’s Patrick McCurry) charts the trajectory of George Ross, 20, who was convicted for robbery after the death of his father, and the support that abob have given him in terms of different choices in his life. Nick Pharoah was his mentor.
22 year old Jake Gynn tells the Eastbourne Herald how the Quest helped him let go of the deep sadness and guilt he’d been carrying around since he was a child.
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.
Eastbourne call for new mentors