Organisation: The Door Youth Project

Project name: The Door working with neighbourhood police to support young people

Priority Type: Creating Safer Communities

Total Investment: 5000.00

Awarded: 2022/2023, 2023/2024

Location: Cotswold and Stroud

About the project:

The objectives of this project is : To build the existing relationship Door Youth teams have with neighbourhood police in the communities around our 6 hubs. (Stroud, Dursley, Cam, Avening, Stonehouse, Wotton-under Edge, to increase police capacity and enable them to get closer to communities, for our youth workers to continue to participate in regular PCSO patrols and run joint Fearless sessions in Secondary schools in which we operate to help divert young people away from risky anti- social behaviour and avoid their involvement with criminal justice system, continue to develop a meaningful sharing of intelligence between the 2 teams, enable young people to change their perception of the police because they know and trust Door staff and seeing us working together sends an important message of trust, assist neighbourhood police to identify flash / hot spot areas and assist police to provide a defusing capacity on the ground during times of crisis. 6) To work with the police in secondary schools , on initiatives such as the joint knife crime, fearless workshop we ran in Rednock School in Dursley with PC Mark Weedon after the Josh Hall tragedy in 2021, to work with schools and neighbourhood police to identify school refusers, and establish mentoring programmes designed to help young people realise their potential and avoid risky behaviours .