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Prison No Way

What is it?

Prison No Way is an interactive, practical and varied programme for young people who are becoming increasingly susceptible to being drawn into criminal activity, whether they are aware of this or not.

Across the programme, we aim to:

  • Teach young people to avoid participation in criminal activity by enabling them to make better/more informed decisions
  • Explore lifelong consequences of criminal activity to individuals and wider circles
  • Increase awareness of the impact of crime on local communities and the wider society
  • Ensure young people are aware of the dangers of being involved with County Lines and identify risk prevention strategies

The project looks to educate young people by exploring the realities of crime and offering insights into the consequences and relevant processes.

We are currently offering two different delivery options for Prison No Way.  These are as follows:

Face to face

This is delivered across ten sessions in partnership with Criminal Justice Service agencies.* Our face to face delivery can be tailored to ensure that all elements meet the needs of the group.

Online

This is a free, online offer of five sessions for 10- 14 year olds. (This can be accessed via our online form at the top of the page.)

Who is eligible?

Young people aged 10 – 16 years (face to face) or 10 – 14 years (online)
Young people willing to take part in group work or 1:1 interventions
Those identified of being at risk of youth violence and offending behaviour

*Due to the coronavirus pandemic we may not be able to conduct our sessions as originally planned.  This is with regards to off site visits and guest speakers etc.

For further details on this programme email: youth.work@essex.gov.uk