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Violence Intervention/Phoenix Project Update Q4 2023/24

8 Jul 2024

During the course of the year, we have observed that some of the referrals we have received are for participants who range between the ages of 14 to 16 who have been victims of violence. The trauma of such experiences is explored during personalised one-to-one sessions. These sessions place the voice of the child first and it provides participants with a safe place to express themselves. Based on our observations, we have organised various events to help participants raise their aspirations.

In partnership with Jessica Kalar, Recruitment Administrator at BMW/Mini, we organised a work tour of an Audi Dealership. During the work tour, participants received information about Sytner’s values and guidance on how to access roles within Sytner. They were provided with a tour, interacted with members of staff, and were able to ask questions. Participants were also allowed to access cars of different price ranges which they enjoyed. The entire event served to raise the aspirations of the young people. Some were inspired by the culture and wanted to work at Sytner whilst others wanted to purchase an Audi in the future.

This event was followed by a Health and Well-Being Day in which Stepnell, Sytner, and Walker, and Son were in attendance. During this session, participants were provided with insight into how to create healthy smoothies. Although some participants were nervous and apprehensive about getting involved, Julie Cort, founder of Kickass Fitness facilitated and explained the importance of nutrition in overall health. This session provided participants with the opportunity to network with members of the business community in an informal environment.

We also hosted Bav Majithia, a successful businessman man, co-founder of Yiannimize. Bav Majithia shared that when assessing a business, he looks at the People, Process, and Product. He has learned that people are sometimes retained in positions not because they are a good fit for the role, but because of their relationships with decision-makers within the organisation. Bav’s advice to businesses is to give people in the criminal justice system an opportunity to prove themselves in the workplace. He confirmed that his organisation has done this successfully in the past.


In the last year, we have experienced various successes as we supported participants in enabling them access to education, employment, and training. In order to enable participants, to improve their networking skills and raise their aspirations, we connected with Sytner, and they facilitated a world of work tour which participants found very enjoyable and insightful. Our successes are as follows:

  • 66 yp supported
  • 35 YP attained or continued in education, employment, and training.
  • 31 business members involved in various events
  • 10 external business-related events
  • 35 internal employability sessions
  • 3 episodes of All Things Youth Justice podcast were published.

If you are a business and you would like to get involved in the work that we do by providing valuable work experience/work trials, please get in touch using the email address below.

Youth Justice Project Development Manager

Chikodi Lori

To read about our Power to Change approach, click on the link below:,city%20and%20county%20for%20all.

For more information and insight into our Youth Justice Projects click the links below:

Youth Justice Health and Wellbeing Day- Create Your Own Smoothie | Leicestershire Cares

Youth Justice Participants Gained Insight into Automotive Careers at Sytner Work Tour | Leicestershire Cares

The Power of a Good Work Ethic with Bav Majithia | Leicestershire Cares


Case Studies

VIP PROJECT CASE STUDY: C.S | Leicestershire Cares

VIP PROJECT CASE STUDY: R.B | Leicestershire Cares

VIP PROJECT CASE STUDY: T.B | Leicestershire Cares

VIP PROJECT CASE STUDY: B.M | Leicestershire Cares

Phoenix Z.S CASE STUDY | Leicestershire Cares

Phoenix C.L CASE STUDY | Leicestershire Cares