Background

We are very proud of our history and track record supporting at-risk youth and communities.

Refocus was started in 2005 after Lennox Rodgers, who had been in and out of prison for a period of 21 years and had been involved in gang culture, was asked to run some open discussions with a South East London gang. Whilst doing this Lennox realised that this was a second chance for him to be a positive role model, father and mentor to many young people and to train others to do the same . This experiences have led to some very positive outcomes for both the gang and Lennox. which became a key event that led to Lennox forming Refocus.

Since that time, we have been working with a variety of public and private sector bodies to deliver our services. We have been able to grow our team, our range of services, and ultimately the impact we have in our community.

Please refer to the “Our Services” section of this website for additional information about the work that we do and the “Our Outcomes” section for the results of our work.

Our History

Refocus is a specialist Crime Prevention and early intervention charity based in Dartford, the service being delivered predominantly in South East of London and North and East of Kent. Its mission is to “refocus “young people who are in danger of, or have already taken, a wrong turn in their lives, helping them to tackle the root causes of their behaviour.

The charity is managed and was established in 2005 by Lennox Rodgers and his wife, Bali Rodgers.  Since that time, Refocus has worked with a variety of public and private sector bodies and has been able to grow in reputation, the team,  range of services, and in impact.

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Please refer to the “Our Services” section of this website for additional information about the work that we do and the “Our Outcomes” section for the results of our work.

Refocus is a specialist service and primarily targets those that other services struggle to get long term results with. Refocus is a link in the chain because we have a set of skills that compliment what other services .

Refocus works with young people aged 8 to 18 who have a wide range of issues impacting their lives in a negative way. Refocus also gives advice and support to professionals, adults, teachers, communities, parents and carers who want to support and change the lives of young people.

The service can be used in a variety of settings including schools, as part of citizenship programmes, in community centres, youth services, youth offending teams, children homes, law enforcement agencies, prisons and many other public and private social care services and organisations.

Refocus in addition recruits ex-offenders who have been there and done it and now want to put something back into the community as a restorative justice approach.  Our training incorporates both youth work and teaching so that our workers are always engaging with young people in a professional manner.