TRAX was set up in 1992 in response to joyriding which was rife on Oxfordshire estates.
The idea was to provide an alternative to a custodial sentence for young car offenders where they could follow their interest in motor vehicles in a positive and constructive project. The idea worked and TRAX helped to reduce car offending by 40% in the areas it had an active presence.
Out of this work developed early intervention for young people ‘at risk’ of offending and 25 years later our provision has developed extensively so we now work with many groups of disadvantaged, marginalised and vulnerable young people.
TRAX runs courses to engage young people aged 13 – 18 years old in Oxfordshire. We aim to divert young people away from anti-social behaviour, crime and negative activities and encourage the personal, social and educational development of all young people who come to our project so they become positive and active members of their communities.
These are the issues we are addressing here at TRAX
We work with approximately 350 young people per year and offer a range of qualifications in mechanics, gardening, catering, issue based group work, literacy and numeracy, IT, life skills and team building. We also offer individual support to help young people overcome their often complex barriers to progressing and we have helped many go on to further education, training and employment. We also offer a free and healthy breakfast and lunch, positive motorsport activities and for our older students the opportunity to work in The TRAX Social Enterprise.
Red Barn Farm, Woodstock Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 8JR
+44 (0) 1865 318040