Gang culture

Useful links and resources

On this page, you will find web links to a selection of Agencies with brief details of interventions delivered across London boroughs to support children and young people around gangs and gang related activities and the criminal justice system. The list is not exhaustive, so if you would like to add a link to your website then please contact us, we would love to feature your work! You can contact us through the contact page.

Anti Youth Violence (Gangology) prevention through education programme has been developed in response to the rise in gang related violence within UK youth culture.

Art Against Knives works with at-risk young people living in areas of London affected by knife crime.

Beyond Youth Custody is a national programme which examines and promotes best practice in the resettlement of young people and young adults leaving custody.

Catch22 Dawes Unit brings together research, policy and practice in order to understand how to reduce the harm caused by gangs and gang-related crime.

Chance UK provides services including mentoring programmes across several London boroughs including Enfield, Hackney. Islington, Lambeth, Waltham Forest and Westminster.

CitySafe Zones is a community-led campaign from Citizens UK. Central to the campaign is young people building relationships with the police and local businesses to open CitySafe Havens.

Clean Break works with women whose lives have been affected by the criminal justice system.

Fearless is a site for young people. They are committed to helping young people make informed choices about crime that affects them and their communities.

Gangs Unite CIC is a youth-focused social action group that aims to bring young people together along their common interests, and to help divert often violent energies toward self-empowerment, social change, and unity.

Girls in Gangs is the UK's first dedicated resource for girls in gangs.

Kinsella Trust promotes knife-crime awareness and educates children of all ages of the consequences of knife crime and what it can do to a family.

Kiyan Prince Foundation prevention, restorative justice and support programmes for young people.

'Leap' (confronting conflict) helps young people to understand, manage and resolve the everyday conflict in their lives, and empowering them to become role models and leaders of positive change.

Lives Not Knives works with young children to show them they have other options before they get caught up in gang life.

MAC UK works with young people from 16-25 to tackle mental health problems amongst gang members in a street based setting. Provides services that are inspired by young people and recognise the complexities of their lives.

OC - Only Connect is a creative criminal justice charity, rooted in community. Their vision is a connected society, where we all choose a crime free life.

St Giles Trust offer a range of services to help ex-offenders and those at risk get their lives back on track and break the cycle of homelessness, poverty and re-offending.

Social Solutions Institute provides custom training services which are designed to raise individual awareness & self-esteem and have been proven to combat the many ills plaguing society today.

XL-Project (XLP) is a youth charity which serves young people in schools and communities across seven London boroughs.