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"

We are a team who specialise in awareness sessions for youths we engage in various youth establishments we are based on Teesside and we are fully trained. We invite guest speakers and also the services to educate within the session. We are also are available to work with the services.
Our education and awareness sessions include:
Knife culture.
Violence-Anti-social behaviour.
Hit and run-Twoc.
Drugs/Alcohol.
Bullying
Diversity
Control/Respect.
Street be safe skills/Conflict resolution.
Victim awareness.
Consequences of Crime.
Choices.
We do work in block sessions which is once a week to cover all our awareness starting at some of the sources these usually last 6 weeks once a week for an hour. If required we will do a single sessions on which awareness is requested our awareness can be broken down in sessions to requirements.
 

We also do a session on conflict resolution which is theory and street be safe intervention. We have a martial arts trainer on the team who is available to do these sessions.

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