Carney's Community

Carney's Youth Crime Prevention programme

This project works intensively with young people who are involved with or at risk of being involved with crime. Though positive activity, sport, and mentoring we aim to turn young people away from crime and offending and into upstanding members of their community, being the best they can possibly be

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1150650)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£6,000

Amount raised

£17,023

Donations

21

    Categories

    Helping

Location

Situation

Wandsworth combines areas of affluence with severe poverty. In these areas there are high levels of child poverty, high numbers of 16-18s not in education, employment or training and high unemployment. These areas have high levels of childhood obesity and smoking and drug use is prevalent, life expectancy is lower than average. Young people growing up in deprived areas have higher exposure to violence and a higher chance of offending. Knife crime and gang involvement are both serious issues.

Solution

We use sport and mentoring to engage young people and create opportunities for them. Sport has been shown to be a successful and cost-effective way of tackling youth crime and gang violence as well as have an positive impact on physical and mental health. Similarly, mentoring can be effective in reducing anti-social behaviour and crime. Mentored people are less likely to engage in risky/problem behaviour and more likely to experience better physical and mental health.

  • ‚ÄúIf I wasn‚Äôt at Carney‚Äôs I‚Äôd be in prison, on the streets or dead in the gutter somewhere.‚Äù

    — Current Beneficiary

  • ‚ÄúAt the end of the day, the life I was living before, there is no way I‚Äôm going back to that life.‚Äù

    — Previous Beneficiary

  • ‚ÄúBefore this, it was crime, prison, work, crime, prison work. I wanted to break the cycle. I came down to do some boxing training & haven‚Äôt looked back since‚Äù.

    — Current Beneficiary

  • “Before this, it was crime, prison, work, crime, prison work. I wanted to break the cycle. I came down to do some boxing training & haven’t looked back since”.

    — Current Beneficiary

  • “At the end of the day, the life I was living before, there is no way I’m going back to that life.”

    — Previous Beneficiary

  • “If I wasn’t at Carney’s I’d be in prison, on the streets or dead in the gutter somewhere.”

    — Current Beneficiary