Leicester supports young people in reducing street-based violence

By Shantelle Gondo

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire is working together with partners, including Leicester City Council, in a new mentoring project.

The project will help young people with support and opportunities to turn away from street-based violence.

The launch of the scheme represents part of Leicester’s knife crimes and serious violence strategy, involving young people aged between 15 and 25 years old.

Leicester’s Violence Reduction Network (VRN) has helped in funding the £160,000 initiative.

The VRN is made up of local authorities and services including health, education, criminal justice, community safety partnerships and many others helping with this project.

Local charity, The Y, which has been working with vulnerable young people, has also been selected to provide and support the young people within his project.

For more information visit: https://news.leicester.gov.uk/news-articles/2021/november/mentoring-to-help-young-people-turn-away-from-violence/?fbclid=IwAR3XuCkjwSc3c3tIpxwXwN3z8cfc4wTySaUeoRAt-okJ2bhC2ZxHgpDhN5k

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