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if_jee-66_2180674Created with Sketch. The VIP Project

Project Information

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 11-25 who are or have been in custody and have a recent history of a violent offence or carrying a weapon.

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. Please use the form below to make a referral.

Project Outcomes

The key objective of the VIP 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 the Violence Intervention Coaches at Turning Point and Chance 2 Change, 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 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 VIP Project, contact Youth Justice Project Development Manager or make a referral using the form below:

Chikodi Oraka


Your sessions have really motivated me to look ahead and I feel like this has boosted my self confidence in what I really want to achieve later in life. The books that you let me borrow and read really inspired me and also taught life lessons on how to move forward and be grateful for what you have.


I thought the session was great and very helpful, thank you very much

VIP Participant