Gang crime is growing; destroying lives and potential while creating a sustained cycle of reoffending.
• 50% of shootings and 22% of all serious London crime is gang related
• Cost of jail for juveniles (15-17 yrs) is £95k p.a.
• Proven re-offending rates remain high - jail time increases re-offending
• A major focus of National & Local Government concern and activity
Our first partners are St Giles Trust and we have collaborated on identifying an initial joint project with a view of expanding into new areas as and when criteria are met.
Johnson’s passion is to show the youngsters in Southwark that there is another pathway in life than gang activity to become positive members of their community. This fits with the identified need, especially in Southwark.