Words: Elaine Quinn
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Tap Social is an exciting new social justice initiative based in Oxford, UK.

A craft brewery which provides training courses for people serving prison sentences, offering courses in brewing and business start-up and providing one-on-one support in securing permanent employment to assist in effective rehabilitation. Founded by Amy Taylor, Paul Humpherson and Tess Taylor in 2016 all of whom have experience working in the criminal justice system to some degree the organisation is working closely with several prisons in the UK. Told on its website, the Tap Social story began because its founders say that: “There is a lack of support and assistance available to navigate complicated career pathways, and criminal records often dissuade employers from hiring otherwise eligible candidates. Many of the people we have worked with, especially those who have spent time in prison, struggle to access education, training and employment, hindering their rehabilitation, and drawing them back into a life of crime. But having worked closely with many people who have been through the system we know that there is so much talent and potential that is going to waste. Tap Social Movement was founded in an attempt to stop this vicious cycle by providing opportunities which set people up for long-term fulfilling employment.” Read more about Tap Social here.

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