Developing a method that will help to reduce reoffending under young offenders by setting targets for their future and hand them tools to become better and more active citizens. Use of rap music and storytelling as a tool to communicate with the target group and as a language for them to formulate their ideas and goals.
Comparative research in the various partner countries to the existing methodologies to work with storytelling and rap music and above all to the indicators that can define the quality of the interventions. (IO1)
Operators in the sector and the young inmates themselves will be involved as much as possible.
–Co-construct indicators and criteria for comparing experiences.
–Share outcomes research and involve them in the co-creation a draft version of the methodology (IO 2)
–Developing tools for all those who work with young at risk. In the third phase of the project group interventions will be created and piloted in prisons.
Create a focus group with family members of the young inmates, ex-offenders, prison staff, organizations involved in probation outside the prison walls and of course the young inmates themselves. By using the collective intelligence of this group and with the simultaneous presence of young people, parents and operators, we will create an opportunity to rework the experience related to the crime but we will also create an opportunity for all young offenders to formulate a way forward. (IO3) To participate in a project like GUTS can be a step to participating in other educational activities in the prison system.
-In 2023 an on-line rap festival will be realized at one of the same dates as the big bi-annual EPEA conference. Livestream the festival during the conference, one of the ways to disseminate the project results.