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"

In 2009 Barbara founded the "Its your Life" awareness team as you will see on our pages our interaction with youths from all regions. The name came from some work Barbara did with preston youth service In 2008. After our local youths produced a knife crime DVD Barbara was approached by Preston youth offending team to work with them on their own DVD which is shown below.

       Some of the team with young people during an awareness.

           Preston youth offending teams DVD cover.

                                                    Home Office.

    Meeting Veron Coaker with Ashok Kumor MP & youths

             promoting the youths knife crime DVD.

                                     Meeting the home secretary.

                      At the launch of the governments campaign

                         It dosent have to Happen.

            Designed to deter youths from knife culture.

                                                             Home Office.

                                             Promoting Crimestoppers.

                      At Downing Street handing the petition in to ban

              weapons that serve no purpose in society 2005. 

                         Downing street with Ashok Kumor MP 2005

                Porticulis House Westminister after a meeting with

                                      Ministers.

                               Support from Councillors on Teesside.

                                                 Drink/Drive awareness.

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