Name: Anthony Sestanovich – January 2015
Anthony left prison in December of 2013, after a 3-month stint which he is determined will be his last. Upon leaving prison, Anthony had no forms of ID and no financial means of obtaining any.
After almost a year attending probation in Croydon, Anthony decided to swallow his pride and ask for support: “I said to them: ‘Is there anything you could support me with…’ I was feeling a bit low about myself, I felt like if I don’t get support now I’m going to do something. I had a replacement support officer, and she said: ‘We’ve got a driving course coming up.’ And I said ‘A driving course? I’ve never heard of that before.’”
A few weeks later, Anthony started the On the Road: Driving Theory Programme with Croydon Probation. A group of ex-offenders assembled to learn their driving theory in preparation for the DVLA test. Anthony passed the course with flying colours: “After that I was over the moon because I’d actually achieved something. It made me feel really happy and proud of myself because I was tired of achieving the wrong things and ending up back in prison.”