National Justice Museum

Choices and Consequences

Choices and Consequences is a proven early prevention approach to knife crime which has been delivered to 13000 children in London. The National Justice Museum now hosts the programme in Nottingham. We seek your support to provide free access to the workshops for 9 to 14 year olds across the county.

Donations open 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1030554)

Campaign target

£20,000

Amount raised

£12,010

Donations

27

Championed by National Lottery Heritage Fund

  • “No child is born holding a knife. It’s a learned behaviour. We must start with educating all young people that carrying, and using, a knife is not acceptable”

    — Brooke Kinsella MBE

Situation

The appalling impact of knife violence on our communities is becoming all too apparent and Nottingham is no exception. In 2018, the number of fatal stabbings in England and Wales was the highest since records began. In Nottinghamshire most knife crime offenders were under 25 (69% County, 63% City) reflecting a national increase in the numbers of young people getting involved in knife crime. Choices and Consequences aims to reduce this statistic by stopping young people deciding to carry a knife.

Solution

Choices and Consequences is an early prevention programme, targeted at 9-14 year olds. Through 5 workshops, children learn about making good and bad decisions and the consequences of carrying a knife from the view of both the victim and the perpetrator. They learn about the law applied to knife crime, including joint enterprise and pledge never to carry a knife. Workshops have already been delivered to 13000 children in Islington. We now have the opportunity to deliver across the East Midlands.