Crime Diversion Intervention Scheme Workshops

KIP Education’s unique sessions create awareness around gangs, crime, knife crime, motivation and resilience in a school environment or youth setting among young people. The aim is for the trained ex-offender/facilitator to provide as much accurate information as possible to help young people make informed choices.  The way in which the ex-offender shares their personal testimonies and the triggers to their offending behaviour makes a lasting impression. Both within the sessions, afterwards and in their evaluation responses, many young people demonstrate the impact the visit has had on positively influencing their attitudes and behaviour.

Young people attending the programmes offered by KIP Education participate in interactive workshops. The ex-offender teams work to facilitate educational thematic workshops based on the principle of learning within a group that young people find challenging and informative.

Examples of the types of workshops we run for young people in a classroom of group/ youth work setting:

  • The importance of education
  • Dealing with peer pressure
  • Choices – and making the right ones
  • Knife crime
  • Gang culture
  • Joint Enterprise (and the law)
  • The Justice System
  • Custody – the reality of life behind bars
  • Consequences – of a criminal record
  • Motivation
  • Resilience

The ex-offender teams outline the likely consequences if those attending the workshops continue to be involved in anti-social behaviour, are thinking of becoming involved in criminal activity or are already in the criminal justice system.  The ex-offender speak with honesty and passion about the very negative consequences their offending has had on their lives, their families and the victims of their crimes.

This program explores preventative/intervention themed workshops which raise awareness of some of the potential pitfalls, circumstances, and behaviours which can, often inadvertently, lead to young people becoming involved in crime/illegal activity – while also raising awareness of the consequences to all involved – addressing a range of issues,

KIP Education incorporates a therapeutic process in which all parties can work with the struggle adolescents face as they go through school both within their peer group as well as in their home environment. Through and within this process we focus on building a bond with young people so as to establish a level of trust that will allow the learner to process and understand their feelings, establishing a sense of normalcy around those difficult emotions.

KIP Education tailor our sessions to the needs of our clients and can create new presentations and workshops accordingly. The sessions are usually between 1 hour and 2 hours long and again this depends on the need of the client.

Education around crime and gang culture can be a tricky subject to teach as students can find it awkward to discuss their knowledge and experiences. To book a workshop, or if you have a specific workshop in mind please call us today; we have many unique programs available for you! contact us on 07956 300453 for more information.

KIP Education also offers other workshops; to find out more about KIP Education and our other workshops please visit our Workshops Page.

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