In 2008, Slaney and Alice formed a strong partnership based on different but complementary outlooks.

 

Switchback’s vision is that everyone has the opportunity to live a stable and fulfilling life as part of society.

We make it our mission to change the way offenders thing about and participate in society, enabling them to lead stable, rewarding lives.

Alice had built a career based on her commitment to keeping young people out of custody…

Slaney had built a career in effective charity management and fundraising…

Alice designed the Switchback programme as a framework in which Trainees could start to live differently…

Slaney was compelled to prove the logic of the programme to reduce unacceptably high reoffending rates…

Alice’s unswerving focus was on supporting individuals within the system…

Slaney believed strongly in the value of the Switchback methodology and designed measurement tools to support this…

Switchback is now made up of a dedicated team of nine people who are all proud to be successfully delivering this ongoing vision.