About Us

About us

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Brian Wreakes

CEO and Founder of In2Change

Brian is the CEO and Founder of In2Change since 2006. Working in Category B/Local prison Brian realised the “missing link” to the rehabilitation of prisoners and their families. 

 Working alongside prisoners together, they designed and created programmes that targeted disadvantaged families, ex-offenders and young people. The creation of In2Change, in which Brian played an integral part, was to utilise the untapped knowledge and aspirations of offenders who had made a poor judgement and find alternative solutions to give something back and make a positive contribution to society. Brian sought to take the “Prison” into the community and a successful partnership with South Yorkshire Police enabled In2Change to utilise The Lifewise Centre and from here, to develop and deliver services and programmes locally and nationally.

Brian has over 30 years management experience in a variety of employment including hospitality, long term unemployed, prisons, ex-offenders, resettlement. The pinnacle of his career was being invited to her Majesty the Queen’s Garden party in May 2016. Brian spoke with her Majesty about In2Change and the new centre that is Rutland Hall in Sheffield where we will extend our services locally and nationally. 

Hanif Mohammed

Assistant Director of In2Change

Hanif was identified and recruited by Brian Wreakes to assist in the delivery of offender led programmes, whilst in custody. This dynamic partnership would help develop and strengthen In2Change, whilst achieving much success. 

Hanif is our award-winning presenter who has specialist skills and a unique background that enables him to deliver interventions to disengaged young people. To date, he has successfully delivered interventions to over 10,000 young people from all backgrounds. Hanif has also successfully managed the Vocational Skills Programme contract for 3 years and delivers presentations to Schools, Colleges and Universities. Hanif has featured on several radio stations such as BBC Asian Network London, Real Radio etc, discussing important topics around criminality. 

He embarked on a remarkable transformation whilst serving a lengthy prison sentence and now actually visits prisons as an assessor for the Hardman Trust. Hanif has received much recognition for his hard work and dedication and was invited to the Ministry of Justice and has presented to high ranking Government officials, Senior Police Inspectors and Members of Royalty. Hanif was invited to EFFRR event in London as a guest speaker and shared the platform with the Justice Minister Andrew Selous.

Key Experience and achievements: Hanif was instrumental in assisting the Police diffuse racial tensions prior to a high profile, far right rally in Rotherham and worked with young people in Oxford to help identify victims of Child Sexual Exploitation.

Award for devoted services to the community (High Sheriff, 2016),
"Outstanding Community Achievement Award"(2015)
Hardman Trust – Trustee (2015).
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Marc Lutman 

Office Manager and Programme Facilitator

Marc came to In2Change on his release day after serving a 3-year and 4-month sentence for causing death by careless driving under the influence. Thoroughly educated, he is an asset to our new and highly acclaimed “Drive 4 Change” programme teaching safer driving and awareness to young people and those employed with a driving role.

Qualifications: BA (Hons) Geography, 2:1; 4x Alevels Grades: A, A, B, C, Safeguarding
Key Experience: 6 months delivering driving presentations with PMNW to young people aged 12- 16; accredited involvement with Lincolnshire Police’s Restorative Justice Program; Drive 4 Change programme coordinator. 

Trustees:

O’Halloran Lena McIver Michelle McIver Darren Turner Chairperson Secretary Julie Kenny Patron

Volunteers:

List of al volunteers

People who have supported us from 2014 – 2017:

comic relief logoje graves charitable trust logojThe Hdley Foundation logojThe Hdley Foundation logo
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