Deadline 14th May 2021
Funding is available for organisations in England and Wales to support interventions to prevent children and young people who are at risk of being drawn into crime and violence, and to build up knowledge of what works to prevent this happening.
The aim to identify around 10-20 programmes that are ready for robust impact evaluation or could be supported to reach this point within two years. They will look to spend between £10 million and £20 million depending on the quality of the applications.
Projects must meet all of the following criteria:
- They must support children (aged 10 – 17 living in England and Wales) identified at one of four turning point moments before court action is taken for a crime: not yet arrested but identified by police or other statutory bodies as at high risk of becoming involved in crime; at point of injury due to a violent incident; at point of arrest; or prior to charge and court action (often referred to as out of court disposals)
- They must provide: family and parenting support; mental health and therapeutic support; or restorative justice
- They must involve a referral by a relevant statutory body, for example: police, Violence Reduction Unit, Local Authority Youth Offending Team, or Acute healthcare trust. But programmes may be provided by charities, public services, or private sector organisations.
- They must be programmes that have sufficient scale and evidence of impact to run a large-scale efficacy and/or effectiveness evaluation, or that require a pilot study, but that could be ready for an efficacy and/or effectiveness trial within two years.