We are a voluntary organisation who delivers awareness to youth establishments across Tees Side.As you will read on our awareness team pages we are professionally trained people and also victims of crime. Our aims are to deliver our issues of awareness in a constructive manner to highlight the dangers in our society to our youths. The issues we deliver are also on our awareness pages we cover most issues that can have some affect on our youths in some way. To date we have reached approx 9000 youths and work consistantly on a daily basis.We work with any organisation who requests our awareness and are in full control of the programmes we deliver, we work with and are linked to our regional Crime Stoppers. We do regular awareness at attendence centres in Middlesbrough and Durham, schools, E2E, universitys, youth clubs, collages challenging and mainstream youths. We have had requests from other youth establishments in other regions.We are an independant team with a strong commitee we meet monthly to determine our programme.
We are linked and work with the regional Crime Stoppers and do regular awareness campaigns 2 of the team are on the crime Stoppers board. We also organise events to raise money for Charity Ron Gordon (chair of its your life) is also the chair of the free from pain charity.These events and forth coming events can be seen on our events page.
The "Last Flower" a song written for victims of crime composed by Alan Pettifer. Take a look at the "Last Flower page and watch the DVD.
We are Linked with the Canadian "International walk for Justice"
Mothers Against Knives was founded in 2003 by Barbara Dunne who,s son was murdered with a replica samurai sword she campaigned to get replica weapons banned and was successful in 2007 When she won a ban on replica weapons that were banned nationally from sale. The picure galley below shows the news at the time and the campaign.
Barbara went on to found the "Its your Life Awareness Team" in 2009 to educate/awareness our youths of the dangers in society. The team consists of victims who are all trained and are dedicated.
Barbara didnt just want knife crime she wanted all the issues that can lead to violent crime included in the agenda. Also the consequences of crime and victim awareness.