On the 21st of September 2015, The Manchester College Group launched a new justice organization named Novus. It is a non-profit large social enterprise, which main aim is to deliver education, different kinds of training and employability programs. For now an influence territory includes more than 100 sites, among which are prisons, Approved Premises and the community.
The organization is considered to exist on the base of The Manchester College Group, but it’s still a standalone social enterprise. The focus of Novus covers justice, education, and other needs of learners and stakeholders. There are almost 3,000 employees working for The Manchester College justice division, these people work nationwide, they give education and training to more than 65,000 prisoners annually. All the best qualities of the division, which exists for about two decades, are included in the new Novus too.
According to a message by Peter Cox, managing director, the mission of justice division is great and its’ fulfillment can’t stop now, so 20 years’ experience of The Manchester College work with people of all ages, who were in prison for different deeds, is only the beginning. Quality education must be provided to everybody that is why Novus was launched. People in prison are not exception, they should be versed in different spheres, and even trained to write college essays. This is the next step in the journey to the leadership and development of larger amount of education and employment for offenders. The most important goal is to reduce further offendings. Continue Reading