Arts and culture
Helix Arts: participatory art and young offenders (July 2014)
Helix Arts is a participatory arts organisation based in Newcastle upon Tyne that works with a range of socially excluded groups, including ex-offenders. They work across a range of art forms including visual arts, film making, creative writing, graphic design, street dance, music and MC-ing, photography, drama and kite making.
This case study focuses on two of their programmes: The Choices Project that worked with young offenders who are subject to Intensive Surveillance and Supervision Programme (ISSP), and The Restorative Justice Project that worked with young offenders who had restorative justice elements to their sentences.