It scares me that in 2017 1) we are still locking up so many children in the UK, 2) that young black people are still being so unfairly treated by the Criminal Justice System at almost every level. and finally, 3) not enough people seem to be outraged by this.
*** This touches on a few difficult subjects so am giving it a ‘warning before reading’ statement. I’ve been struggling lately, there is so much I want to talk about and so much I want […]
This summer makes 15 years of working with children, young people and community members. Many of my conversations recently have been with younger youth workers/practitioners or those ready to begin a career in the youth […]
Working in the serious youth violence sector is hard fucking work. Most of my week I spend looking into space thinking why do we even put ourselves through this. We do more than the authorities […]
The UK’s serious youth violence sector is starting to have a collection of online resource in the way of TedxTalks. The Science of Violence | Dinah Senior | TEDxDurhamUniversity The real roots of youth violence […]
In the spring, I sat in meetings with my peers who work in serious youth violence and we discussed what could be done to prevent more killings over the summer. We were all still dealing […]
Last Thursday we saw the first primetime debate in the House of Commons on ‘gangs and serious youth violence’. We both attended a short summit held the morning of the debate, in order to brief […]