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Source: DOSBDFB President Fritz Keller visited prisoners in the juvenile detention center in Berlin on Monday (October 5th) together with Federal Minister of Justice Christine Lambrecht.

The two-hour appointment included a round of talks with the young offenders and took place as part of the foundation’s initiative “Kick-off for a new life”. “My appeal is addressed to all associations, but also to all employers, to give the young people who have been laid off a second chance” , so Keller. “Over the years I have taken on several former inmates in my company and have only had positive experiences with them.” Federal Minister of Justice Christine Lambrecht said about the importance of the foundation for juvenile detention: “Congratulations and many thanks to the Sepp Herberger Foundation for 50 years of commitment in the prison system. The love of football has united our society for generations across all differences. This gives football a wonderful opportunity to do a lot of good. The initiative Kick-off for a new life ’is an outstanding example of how this can be achieved.” Bill Borchert, director of the juvenile detention center, added: “Our thanks go to the DFB and the Sepp-Herberger-Stiftung – both help ensure that 340 young people are not forgotten here in the juvenile detention center.” The DFB President, who with the Visit in the footsteps of his godfather Fritz Walter, accompanied during his visit in addition to the Federal Minister and Daniel Terzenbach, board member of the Federal Employment Agency, a former criminal who found a job after his release, whistled as a referee in the Berlin Football Association and once the JSA soccer team trains in Plötzensee every week. At the moment, 21 juvenile penal institutions and correctional facilities from ten federal states are participating in “Kick-off for a new life”.

Background Herberger’s commitment continued after his death countless personalities of football – such as Fritz Walter, Horst Eckel and Otto Rehhagel. Since 2008 the focus of the commitment of the DFB-Stiftung Sepp Herberger with the initiative “Kick-off for a new life” has been in the field of juvenile prison. Together with strong partners from the judiciary, the Federal Employment Agency and the DFB regional associations, the foundation forms networks in order to develop a perspective for the return to freedom with the juvenile offenders.

(Source: DFB Foundation Sepp Herberger)

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