MOMS is made up of a small team who are passionate, dedicated and genuinely care about the wellbeing and resettlement of all the people they work with.
The team consists of a Project Manager, Project Coordinator, Project Workers, a Prison Liaison Officer, a Custody Mentor, and our highly skilled and valued Volunteer Mentors. MOMS recognises and values the contribution of lived experience of the criminal justice system and what this can bring to service delivery, with the belief that everyone deserves a second chance. Personal qualities, life experience and determination to change one’s life for the better are all invaluable attributes which makes a project like this work.
Tackling the barriers to Effective Resettlement and promoting Social Inclusion.
Because of the project’s success, MOMS was honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services in 2015 and the Project Coordinator has been presented with a national award from the Butler Trust for his efforts to reduce re-offending across Merseyside.
Key Activity (2020/21)
- Providing support to 212 offenders from HMP Liverpool and the community.
- Successfully matching 174 ex-offenders with a volunteer mentor.
- Recruiting and training 42 new volunteer mentors.
- Providing more than 5,500 hours of telephone support to offenders during the Covid-19 pandemic.
- Achieving a 17 per cent reoffending rate in 2019/20 for offenders who engaged with the project and subsequently returned to prison – less than half of the national average of 44 per cent.
- Reaching the final of the Howard League for Penal Reform’s prestigious Community Awards.
Merseyside Offender Mentoring Team
Phone: 0151 920 0726 ext 229