It gives me great pleasure to announce Voyage has secured an important validation milestone for its new criminal justice programme Horizons Plus.

This significant milestone now means our Horizons Plus Programme is recognised as robust, coherent and provides a plausible description of the logic that lies behind it. This massively supports our broader theory of change and works towards ensuring young people stand a reasonable chance of progressing into mainstream life and education.

Horizons Plus is a dynamic and challenging reoffending programme that combines our innovative therapeutic sessions alongside an evolving suite of optional bite-size accredited work based learning workshops. These two elements have been brought together to transform offending behaviours, build confidence and skills in partnership with Hackney Community College.

Voyage wishes to thank John Stephens and Duane Maddison (Horizons Coordinator) for working hard to produce and shape a theory of change and put it into practice. We also wish to thank Project Oracles Evidence Hub Mary McKaskill Senior Analyst for supporting us through all the important stages of this validation process. We are not stopping here and we intend to continue working on the next stage of the validation process.

Thanks to all those involved.