High:five was established in 2006 by the Virksomhedsforum for Socialt Ansvar (the Business Forum for Corporate Social Responsibility, VFSA) in order to assist private and public Danish businesses in establishing jobs and/or traineeships for young people at risk of marginalisation due to their criminal record.
High:five is also trying to change the prevailing attitude towards criminal records and to establish a coordinated effort between the police, the Kriminalforsorgen (Prison and Probation Service), the district authorities and other stakeholders.
High: five is anchored in The High: Five Foundation (High:five Fonden).
The High:five Foundation’s Supervisory Board is composed of representatives from the companies, the police, prison service and VFSA.
Members of the Supervisory Board
High:five is managed by a director who is in charge of the High:five secretariat. Scattered across Denmark are a number of consultants in charge of local work.