West Yorkshire Community Chaplaincy Project was established in 2005 as a response from the multi-faith chaplaincy within HMP Leeds to the need for a mentoring service to help offenders to change their lives.
The Justice & Peace Commission have been significant supporters of this project from its initial development. Currently there are two Commission members on the Management Committee.
The WYCCP provides resettlement support to men released from HMP Leeds and HMP Wealstun returning to all corners of West Yorkshire.
Support is provided by resettlement workers along with a trained team of volunteer link workers. Link workers have regular contact with an ex-offender during their reintegration into the community and provide support, for example, about housing benefits probation training and employment. Link workers come from all backgrounds, faiths and walks of life and some may have been offenders themselves.
More detailed information can be found on the West Yorkshire Community Chaplaincy Project website : http://www.wyccp.org.uk