Proyecto Alcatraz

Proyecto Alcatraz is a social reintegration program for young people and adults with behavioral problems, achieved by training in values, education for work, restorative justice and through rugby which is seen as a vehicle for the transformation necessary to change the world from darkness into light.

Participants are gang members that voluntarily decide to take the opportunity to change their lives and to transform violence into virtue.

Intervention Routes

Reintegration

Reinsercion Social

Recruitment of gangs

Reinsercion Social

Restorative Justice

Prevencion

Penitentiary Rugby

Prevention

Prevencion

School Rugby

Prevencion

Junior League

Prevencion

Alcatraz Rugby Club

We have achieved

21
Penitentiary centers receive rugby practice (18 male and 3 female)
600
Inmates attended
10
Gangs disbanded with the use of violence
+400
Lives saved
6
Penitentiary tournaments
12
Rugby Festivals
5
National Championships won by Alcatraz RC
82
High performance athletes
15
Players in the national rugby team
2000
Children playing rugby at school rugby
11
Schools
300
Children in the Children’s Rugby League

How was Proyecto Alcatraz born?

Proyecto Alcatraz

Proyecto Alcatraz arose in 2003 in reply to the action of three youths who robbed a security inspector at the Hacienda Santa Teresa.

After their arrest they were offered two alternatives: hand back what they had robbed and work for three months in the Hacienda Santa Teresa without pay or go to prison for what they had done.

The three young men decided to take the first option but asked that their fellow gang members also be accepted.

Foundations of the Program

Transversal axes

Training in Values

Psycho-educational training

Training for work

Restorative Justice

Rugby

Social Reintegration

Isolation

Reintegration into the community

Training for work

Prevention

Quantitative and qualitative indicators

Achievements in competitions

Cultural background of the participants

Who the trainers are