”The insight of Switchback Trainees, backed up by our frontline expertise, is a rich combination that sets Switchback apart. It gives us huge potential for even greater impact.Founder & CEO, Alice Dawnay, and Chair, Duncan Shrubsole
In the past three years, Switchback not only supported more young adults than ever to navigate release from prison during the toughest of circumstances. We also significantly expanded our work with Trainees to drive change in government policy and practice, a new direction for Switchback set out in 2019 and built on by this 3-year plan.
In the wake of the pandemic, our challenge to ourselves, and our invitation to our partners and supporters, is to amplify Switchback’s role as a platform for change:
- For even more young Londoners to build lives they can be proud of, and
- For transformation across the justice system.
We’ll do this by growing our delivery to support more young men than ever before, by supporting our Trainees to take an even bigger role in championing change across the system, and by working in creative collaboration with a wider range of organisations – all while ensuring we operate from an ever stronger foundation as we grow.
Crucially, our work will remain grounded in the voice and experience of our Trainees, backed up by 14 years of frontline expertise: a rich combination that truly sets Switchback apart and offers huge potential for even greater impact.
We begin this new chapter with the confidence of a great platform for success: a new larger team of 20 fantastic people, a strong and more diverse board, a fast-growing influence in the sector, a new leadership team and operational structure, a thriving Experts by Experience Board and the backing of an incredible network of donors, partners and supporters. Above all, we’ll remain inspired to succeed by the commitment and determination shown by Switchback Trainees against all the odds.
We hope you will come with us on this exciting new part of Switchback’s journey.