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The U-Turn Custody Prevention Project

The project is run by Inspire and Achieve (IAF). It aims to reduce reoffending through the provision of a suitably trained, specialist worker in each of the two custody suites who will coach and mentor from the initial engagement in the police station, back into the community and then right through to supporting access to suitable ETE provision.

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Violence Intervention Programme at the QMC

Redthread’s Youth Violence Intervention Programme currently runs in the Queens Medical Centre’s emergency department in partnership with the major trauma network and the King's Mill Hospital Emergency Department.

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Targeted Youth Outreach Project

The Targeted Youth Outreach Project is run by Breaking Barriers Building Bridges. Under this model their youth workers go to key areas in Nottingham City Centre and engage with groups of young people at risk of involvement in violence.

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Trauma Informed Prevention

Juno Women's Aid and Nottinghamshire Women's Aid are co-delivering a programme of Trauma Informed Prevention that works with children and young people aged 5-17 years who have been affected by witnessing violence and abuse to their non-abusing parent with the use of a knife.

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#StopViolence Social Media Campaign

Powell and Barnes Media were commissioned by Nottingham City and the VRU to deliver a social media campaign in December 2019.  The aim of the campaign is to address key themes within the scope of serious violence, such as weapon enabled violence, criminal exploitation of young people as well as sexual and domestic violence.

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Next Gen Programme

The Children's Society's Next Gen Programme will work to implement a coordinated systemic approach in collaboration with voluntary and statutory partners to embed new and effective ways of working, applying systems change process and leadership to build better outcomes for young people facing poverty and disadvantage.

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The Evolution Project

The Evolution project extends the Base 51 therapeutic counselling offer to young people affected by serious violence, including next day access to drop in counselling, response to trauma, and ongoing therapies including art therapy.

The Through the Gate Project

The Through the Gate project provides ‘through the gate’ and intensive mentoring for young adult offenders in a community setting. It is run by Inspire and Achieve Foundation and offers intensive monitoring for 15 young people in the key period immediately before and after their release.

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The GROWTH Project

A crime reduction initiative within BAMER Communities that is delivered by Al Hurrayah. The project provides workshops, counselling, one-to-one and group mentoring for young people most at risk of involvement in serious crime.

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The R Programme

The R programme is a secondary intervention provided by Evolve CiC that provides support to address issues around exploitation for young people in the Broxtowe and Bell Lane estates.

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County Lines Programme

Remedi have developed a series of interventions to address the issues presented by county lines and the exploitation of children and young people.

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Mentoring and Training to Build Resilience

Helping Kids Achieve carry out mentoring of young people and bespoke training opportunities with the aim of increasing employability and improving life chances with an emphasis of understanding of trauma informed practice.

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Prevention and Reform Project

Run by the Next Gen Movement, the Prevention and Reform Project aims to highlight the issues around knife crime, antisocial behaviour and other violent crimes within out community and establish relationships and trust to prevent and reform such issues.

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HMP Resettlement Programme

Stop Out Stay Out are running a pilot resettlement course to run over the course of 12 weeks to support resettlement of those leaving the Lowdham Grange prison estate.

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Switch Up 'Connect' Mentoring Project

Connect is a mentoring project that works with vulnerable young people in the community, providing them with an alternative world view, linking them to support and engaging them in more positive activities.

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Heathfield Community Hub

The Pythian Club are supporting and running a community hub at Heathfield Health Club to provide a safe space for hard to reach young people to attain qualifications through their network of local partnerships and to attain work readiness.

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Mentors in Violence Prevention

The VRU aims to build on success of the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) Programme that the VRU Scotland rolled out across 100 schools.

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