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if_jee-66_2180674Created with Sketch. The Phoenix Project


Phoenix is a new evidence-based programme designed to address our local serious violence problem. It seeks to reduce harm by working with those who are linked to networks of criminality such as Urban Street Gangs and Organised Crime Groups.

It is delivered by a multi-agency, community-focused team with support from a wide-range of groups and organisations. The team aims to offer tailored and tangible support carefully balanced with deterrence through swift, certain and well-coordinated disruption and enforcement activity if concerns persist. The consequences of continued involvement in violence are clearly communicated with participants from the outset and the team are pro-active, creative and persistent in their approach to engagement.

We work in partnership with Ingeus, the Police, Youth Justice, and Probation, to deliver EET (employment , education and training) interventions as part of a wider person centred approach.

The programme is funded largely through the Youth Endowment Fund (YEF) who are also funding a high-quality impact evaluation.

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

Project Outcomes

The key objective of the Phoenix Project is to reduce re-offending and equip young people aged 11-25 with the skills they require to lead successful lives. In partnership with Community Navigators, Police, Probation, and Youth Justice, this project will support young people engaged on the project, to access and achieve sustained education, training, and employment (EET) opportunities.

As part of the project, participants will be able to:

  • Attend goal setting sessions
  • Access work experience opportunities
  • Participate in cv/skills building sessions
  • Attend work mentoring sessions
  • Attend work tours
  • Build social skills
  • Improve motivation and thinking habits


For more information about the Phoenix Project, contact Youth Justice Project Development Manager

Chikodi Oraka