Preston Youth Inclusion Project (YIP) aims to divert young people away from offending by encouraging them to take part in positive activities, such as football, poetry and residential outdoor activities.
The police, Lancashire Youth Offending Team and schools refer young people aged 13–17 who are active in crime or who have been identified as being most ‘at risk’ of offending, truancy or social exclusion. In a 12-month programme YIP works with 50 of these young people.
Preston YIP is modelled on the Youth Inclusion Project introduced by the Youth Justice Board (YJB) in 2000. This model has been used in 70 of the most deprived/high crime estates in England and Wales.
Preston YIP is managed by Nacro, the crime reduction charity, and based on the Grange Estate in Ribbleton.
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