JBVC Foundation's first project works in collaboration with St Giles Trust and in partnership with: London CRC (Probation), the NPS (National Probation Service that manages higher risk offenders), Southwark YOS (Young Offenders Service), Southwark Children’s Services and the Southwark Community Safety Team to identify young people who meet the following criteria:


  • In custody 
  • Either gang involved or at high risk of gang involvement
  • Due for release to Southwark or originating from Southwark


The majority will be within the 15 – 25 age range but this is not a rigid criteria.


  • To receive 25 referrals from either custodial or community partners
  •  15-20 young people receive continuous support in custody from 3 months

   prior to release, with ongoing 1:1 support

  • 15-20 young people to be offered a through the Gates service
  •  Up to 10 young people will meet Johnson Beharry VC 


Post-release support

  •  15-20 young people to be offered holistic community based support from Caseworker

    and through other agencies as appropriate 

  • Young people to reconnect with Johnson Beharry VC
  • Access to training, apprenticeship and job opportunities

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