Links 2021: Crime and ASB


The 4Front Project is a member-led youth organisation empowering young people and communities to fight for justice, peace and freedom. We support members with experiences of violence and the criminal justice system to create change; in their own lives, communities and society. At 4FRONT we centre healing and practice transformative justice, whilst directly challenging the UK’s addiction to criminalisation, policing and prisons. We are transforming the way in which society understands how to support communities affected by violence and shaping the agenda around how to address the systemic causes of it.



Agenda was brought together by a group of trusts, foundations and voluntary sector organisations building on work started with Baroness Corston’s 2007 report into women in the criminal justice system. Since 2008, a group of funders have been collaborating through the Corston Independent Funders Commission (CIFC) to improve the response to women in contact with the criminal justice system.

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Alliance for Youth Justice (AYJ)

The Alliance for Youth Justice (AYJ) brings together over 70 organisations, advocating for and with children to drive positive change in youth justice in England and Wales. They advocate for distinct systems, services and support that treat children as children first and foremost – underpinned by social justice, children’s rights and a focus on positive long-term outcomes. They aim to promote widespread understanding about the underlying causes of children coming to the attention of the criminal justice system, and champion approaches that enable them to reach their full potential.

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Circles South West

Our Young People’s Service accepts referrals for young people aged between 10 and 20 who have sexually offended or have displayed harmful sexual behaviour. Ideally the young person needs to accept responsibility for their behaviour. A Circle is made up of a young person and a group of specially trained community volunteers. The purpose of the Circle is to provide a supportive social network that enables purposeful reintegration into the community while managing the risk of further harmful sexual behaviour.


Constructive Resettlement

The London Resettlement Partnership (LRP) is a new, innovative and joint approach committed to improving the resettlement experience for children. Our resource hub is a central source of Constructive Resettlement guidance and tools for people working with children in the Youth Justice System.


Just for Kids Law

Just for Kids Law is a UK charity that works with and for children and young people to hold those with power to account and fight for wider reform by providing legal representation and advice, direct advocacy and support, and campaigning to ensure children and young people in the UK have their legal rights and entitlements respected and promoted, and their voices heard and valued.

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POPS – Providing Support to Parents of Offenders

POPS was established in 1988 by family members experiencing the stigma and distress of supporting a relative through a custodial sentence.

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VPC: Volunteer Police Cadets

The Volunteer Police Cadets is the nationally recognised police uniformed youth group throughout England & Wales and in Scotland known as Police Scotland Youth Volunteers. Whilst being a national movement, all forces work to a national standard, whilst ensuring local volunteer police cadets operate flexibly in local police forces with individual forces being responsible for their delivery. The sharing of good practice and learning is encouraged at a national level.

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White Gold Cornwall

White Gold Cornwall works with children, young people and adults across the whole of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly providing 1:1 mentoring to help them navigate life’s challenges. We aim to support, guide and, if appropriate, challenge young people who are vulnerable or at risk, present unacceptable or challenging behaviour, are excluded from, or failing to engage in, education, lack confidence, self-esteem and/or social skills, orre involved, or at risk of becoming involved, with the Criminal Justice System.

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You and Co

You & Co is Victim Support’s youth programme that helps young people cope with the impact and effects of crime. You do not have to report the crime to the police to get support from us.

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