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New project offering support for young people in custody

21 Jan 2022

Leicestershire Cares is delighted to be one of three partners delivering the VIP Project (Violence Intervention Project), funded by the Violence Reduction Network.

The VIP Project has been commissioned by the Violence Reduction Network as part of The Reach Custody Project, which is funded by the Home Office. The Reach Custody Project aims to support young people aged 10-24 who are or have been in custody and have a recent history of a violent offence or carrying a weapon.

In partnership with the Violence Intervention Coaches at Turning Point, this project will support young people engaged on the project, to access and achieve sustained education, training, and employment (ETE) opportunities.

As part of the project, participants will be able to attend goal setting workshops, employability workshops, CV/Skills building workshops, and mentoring sessions with our business members where necessary. The VIP Project has been commissioned until March 2021 with the expectation that the funding will be extended for another year.

The VIP Project incorporates Leicestershire Cares Power to change model: Power within, Power with, and Power to in its delivery to ensure that nobody is left behind, and all children and young people are supported to reach their full potential.

For more information about our NEW VIP Project, please contact the VIP Project Development Officer: