To empower young people and communities to improve their lives while understanding and reducing serious youth violence and the systemic conditions that cause it.
- To reduce serious youth violence
- To raise awareness of the causes and possible solutions to serious youth violence
- To provide a platform for authentic voices to be heard
- To empower people to take control of their lives and positively impact their communities
- Respond to violence with compassion not aggression
- Understand violence in context not in a vacuum
- Empower people to respond to violence
- Solutions to violence must be co-produced
- Youth and communities must be at the forefront of solutions
What we do
The 4Front Project addresses violence by creating bespoke, holistic, youth-led interventions that are delivered in community, educational and criminal justice settings. We deliver programmes, workshops and one-to-one mentoring – empowering young people to challenge the systemic conditions that generate violence in their communities and allowing them to build resilience.
The 4Front Project works with a range of young people including those who are involved in or affected by violence, excluded from school and who are at risk of incarceration by engaging them in community healing initiatives. We provide an opportunity for young people to positively impact society by amplifying their authentic voice and lived experiences. We reduce alienation by allowing young people to analyse the social issues that affect them through a legal lens and utilising peer legal education as a mechanism for catalysing change.
Our community mobilisation work has engaged more than 900 community members affected by violence in a range of community events and vigils responding to local violence.
We have delivered workshops in educational and community settings that have reached more than 1200 young people aged 8 – 25.
Our programmes have engaged 365 young people who have been victims and/or perpetrators of serious youth violence (SYV).