Violence Reduction Project – Another Way
This project incorporates our outreach, mentoring and late night safe-space programmes and directly works with young people who are at risk of significant harm.We aim to improve life chances by empowering young people to find ‘Another Way’.
We engage young people, aged 14-21+, who are at a high risk of, or currently are, involved in criminality and high-risk behaviour. We will do this through a detached youth-work model whereby our youth workers and trained community volunteers engage with young people on the streets late at night and bring them back to the club for free food and fun and interesting/developmental activities. From these sessions the young people will be paired with mentors who will support them into our own, and partner, services and activities offering support such as therapy and work focused training.
This is vital work that saves lives and reduces harm to the local community and wider society. We have a passionate dedicated team working until 2am twice a week providing invaluable support to young people at the highest risk of harm. This project has received widespread recognition from Central Government, The Greater London Authority and Media Outlets. The work is part of a Public Health Approach to the issues of Serious Youth Violence and we are supported by Science of Violence in developing our trauma-informed practice.
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