Founder

DSC_0382Steve Rawlins BSc DipHSW MSc MA MVA MBA

Steve is the CEO and founder of Way4ward Solutions CIC, a user led BME organisation providing interventions to reduce violence, offending behaviour, prevent and divert adults and young people from entering the criminal justice system. Steve is trained by the Samaritans as an emotional resilience group leader, supporting vulnerable and suicidal prisoners. He works with some of the most vulnerable, challenging and violent young people and offenders. He is a qualified NVQ assessor, verifier and mediator. Steve is an accredited health and fitness consultant, community sports leadership coach and health and social work professional. He is an executive coach, business consultant and life coach. Steve has considerable experience of setting up interventions that promote social inclusion for those recovering from addiction, mental ill health, homelessness, imprisonment, excluded from school and long term unemployed.

Steve was previously awarded the unsung heroes award for his work with young people in 2003, he was the Deputy CEO for Pecan and was responsible for PbR IOM and integrated DIP service for Lewisham.  He acts as advisor to the government on issues of reducing re-offending, crime diversion, inequalities, employment and enterprise. He is a qualified business and management consultant. Steve gained a degree in Social Science with Psychology and an Open University diploma in Health and Social Work whilst in prison.  He has a Masters in Charity Marketing and Fundraising, a Masters in Voluntary Sector Management, MA in Missional Leadership and an MBA (specialising in entrepreneurship and consultancy). He is co-founder of Transformed, founder of Way4ward Solutions CIC and working towards a doctorate researching the impact of faith on the desistance of black men who have served time in prison.

Contact:

Steve Rawlins

steve.rawlins@way4ward.org or 07870 180 241