Voluntary and community based work with black young people affected by crime
This report sets out to investigate the experiences of voluntary and community organisations (VCOs) that predominantly work with black young people affected by crime. It does so in a context in which such are identified as having an important contribution to make in addressing the over-representation of black young people in the criminal justice system. The report is based on interviews with the providers of 16 VCOs predominantly working with black young people in four English cities. It explores the approaches of such organisations and considers the views and experiences of those providing these services, particularly regarding:
- The role of ethnicity in their work.
- The outcomes and benefits of their work.
- The funding environment for their organisations.
The report was published in June 2009 and was funded by the Barrow Cadbury Foundation.
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