Lives Not Knives
Lives Not Knives
Lives Not Knives is an innovatory youth-led organisation dedicated to preventing youth violence and reducing gang related crime in Croydon.
Lives Not Knives is dedicated to reducing knife and gang related crime in Croydon and London by: using a Mentoring and Befriending approach that is committed to helping young people at risk; supporting young people into employment, education and training; focusing on training for young people in school to ensure they are safe at home, at school or college and in their social and leisure time activities; providing safe places for young people to meet, socialise and make friends in a relaxed environment. Lives Not Knives focuses on preventative work with young people aged 11-24 who have been referred to the organisation by teachers, parents and agencies or who have referred themselves to LNK. LNK is Croydon-based but works across London with schools, colleges and other partner organisations to reduce the risk of gang related violence to young people.
Lives Not Knives aims to:
- Preventing youth violence.
- Supporting young unemployed into work and education.
Established: July 2007
Registered Charity Number: 1153634
Board members: 8
Full time staff: 5
Part time staff: 2
Phone number: 020 86818244
Address: LNK UnitCentrale Shopping CentreCroydon CR0 1TYView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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