At the Violence Intervention Project, we know that frontline work is vital to ensure that we can continue building relationships with young people in order to break the cycle of serious youth violence. Underpinning this, is our Research programme.
Our Research programme is the golden thread that runs alongside all of our outreach work, school delivery and new projects. We have a dedicated team that are committed to research, monitoring, learning and evaluation (RMLE) and strive to create a culture of collaborative learning.
We know that research in our area is vital to support working practices and inform policy changes. It is our belief that we are in the right position as an organisation to contribute significantly in this area, as we have strong links with not only our clients but organisations throughout the professional and academic sector.
As well as running bespoke monitoring and evaluation processes, we are also in the process of conducting our own research in partnership with the Young Hammersmith and Fulham Foundation. This piece will investigate the effects of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and the accumulation of shame on young people involved / at risk of Serious Youth Violence. If you’d like to know more about this, you can contact Anisha for more information firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is through being research-focused and outreach-driven that we can truly make a lasting difference to the lives of young people we come into contact with, and those we don’t.