It was an absolute honour to receive a visit from no other than the Minister of Justice Chris Grayling! It was amazing to have him mingle with the guys and talk about their experiences and the barriers they have faced.
Afterwards the Minister of Justice tweeted “@CompassProj Thank you for this great opportunity to meet a man with real-life tattoos. I think I understood some of the things he said.”
MP Charlotte Leslie was also there. Both her and the Minister support the work that the Compass Project does enormously. They believe that it is volunteer organisations and social enterprises just like ours that are at the heart of the solution when tackling issues like habitual re-offending and crime related to substance misuse.