Ending Gang and
Youth Violence
(EGYV)
EGYV
National programme lead by the Home Office
targeted at 29 areas in the country to:
• Provide one year funding to ‘support the way
mainstream services identify, assess and
work with young people most at risk of
serious violence’
• Provide peer support and review by a pool of
national experts in the gang and youth
violence field
Government Strategy
• Prevention
– New emphasis on early interventions and
prevention
• Pathways out
– Linking with Building Successful Families
programme and MST initiatives
• Punishment and enforcement
– New powers for Gang injunctions
• Partnership working
– Refreshed government guidance on information
sharing including Health and A&E departments
Gang and youth violence in
Sheffield
• Serious violence involving young people, and
involving knives/firearms, is falling
• The peak age for committing serious violence
is 17-20
• For gang members, the highest risk has
come from in-fighting or trying to leave, not
territorial disputes
• Analysis has identified high overlap with
domestic violence and
bereavement/separation
SHARE information and work in partnership
Gang Strategy approach
STEM the
opportunities for
gangs to take
root
STRENGTHEN
enforcement
against criminal
gangs
SAFEGUARD
communities and
businesses
Reduce the
threat from
gangs
Reduce
vulnerability to
gangs
Reduce the
risk to
Sheffield
from gangs
Gang Strategy aims
• 4 aims:
– Improve our knowledge of gang activity across
Sheffield, and the individuals involved
– Reduce the opportunities for gangs to take root in
Sheffield
– Strengthen the action we take against gang
members
– Protect local communities from the impact of gang
activity
• Underpinned by the EGYV principles
Progress so far
1.
Established a joint governance group to oversee
and ensure the strategic connection between the
EGYV, Sexual Exploitation and Building Successful
Families agenda in the city
2. Established a multi-agency programme and
commissioning group with VCS representation to
develop and drive the EGYV delivery plan
3.
Developing tangible ways out of gangs through
links with Building Successful Families Programme,
developing ‘Integrated Offender Management’
approach to gangs across Police, Offender
Management and Youth Crime Prevention services
Progress so far…..
4.
Providing small grants process to support the
‘mobilising of communities’ through developing
innovative local provisions
5.
Developing resources to provided counselling and
bereavement services
6.
Community resilience/joining together third sector
activity through establishing a network of currently
funded VCFS and statutory services
7.
Working together with Schools for better early referral
and prevention through linking in Community Youth
Teams to schools and developing a tension monitoring
framework
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Ending Gang & Youth Violence