Ashoka Fellow
United Kingdom
Fellow Since 2008
This description of Junior Smart's work was prepared when Junior Smart was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2008.
In deprived areas of London, increased violence, theft, and drug use have contributed to the rise of crime among young people. To address these problems, Junior Smart has developed an ex-prisoner led peer mentoring system that provides services to prisoners to address the broad array of problems they face in prison, before release, and as they integrate back into society.
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