Completed in Summer 2023, the Chance 2 Change (C2C) project was a one year pilot project for young people aged 16-25 at risk or already involved in serious violent crime.
Street-based C2C mentors offered individualised support aimed at reducing risk factors and strengthening protective factors. They supported young people to identify and understand the consequences and realities of criminal involvement and offered opportunities that encourage young people to change their behaviors and turn away from street-based violence.
Working with local partners and communities we built trusted relationships with at risk young people and met them in spaces where they felt safe. The project was launched in Spring 2022 as part of a wider strategy to tackle street-based violence in the city and county.