Fight With Insight

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Project overview

Fight With Insight is a boxing project for young offenders who have been referred by the courts for a Diversion Programme (a part of the South African youth justice system) after committing an offence. The Diversion Programme consists of two components which run consecutive to each other. One component sees the child attend the boxing session, and on the same day, move on to the Cognitive Behavioural Group Therapy Component. This runs for twelve sessions, after which some who have completed the programme are selected to enter the Box Office Boxing programme, deepening their involvement.

By offering boxing as an alternative therapy, Fight With Insight aims to use emotions that may have been responsible for getting them into trouble in the first place – violence and aggression – as the tool to help make alternative, positive decisions about their future and relationships with others. They have also done work with young sex offenders to reduce recidivism rates and reintegrate them into society.

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