The Aspire Project; working with young men in the Justice System

The Programme works across NI supporting people and communities to end the harm from paramilitary influence in the here and now whilst also working to break the long-term cycle of violence and criminality.


An important part of that is helping young men who are in the Criminal Justice System. Since 2017, our partners at the Probation Board have been leading the award-winning Aspire project to reduce criminality and risk-taking behaviour in young men aged 16-30.


Probation works closely with other organisations including NIACRO and ASCERTNI and restorative justice agencies to support their needs. 


Their team of dedicated Probation staff work closely with service users to achieve the best possible outcome.


Please see some key statistics below: