Crispin Blunt and Nick Herbert were among guests who celebrated and recognised the work of the St Giles Trust at a House of Commons event.
St Giles have been working with offenders - by offering practical support around housing, training and help entering the workforce - for over 50 years.
Speaking after the event, Prisons Minister Crispin Blunt, said:
‘The St Giles Trust has 50 years of experience which we are now able to fully draw upon as we continue the focus on reducing the rate of reoffending. St Giles is perfectly placed with its experience and skills, but most of its people, to aide us with this work.’
Their projects have helped hundreds of young people break away from a cycle of crime, gangs and prison to establish positive new lives and work.