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SOS Training Outreach Programme (STOP)

FREE training for those working with children, young people, families & communities in Ipswich

Do you and your staff want to...

Improve understanding and knowledge of young people and gangs?

Identify risk factors?

Prevent young people getting involved?

Build a toolkit of interventions and strategies?

Learn from experts with first-hand experience?

About theTrainer                                                                                   

Junior Smart joined St Giles Trust in 2006 upon his release from prison from where he served a 10-year sentence for a drug and gang related offence. With support from St Giles Trust he is credited in developing the award- winning SOS Gangs project, London’s largest ex-offender gangs exit programme. Covering 13 London boroughs and employing a team comprising predominately of ex-offenders. This year the SOS Project is on target to reach over 600 young people caught up in Serious group offending and has won numerous awards and recognition, including the South London Press Awards 2008 and the Centre for Social Justice Awards in 2009.

Junior Smart is not only a Youth Leader but a qualified trainer and Gangs Consultant. Despite dropping out of education at the age of 14 he has achieved a First-Class degree in Youth Work and Distinction in his MA in Criminology, Youth Crime and Justice. He is currently undertaking a PhD at Middlesex University.

His main focus has been centred on Violence Desistance in all its forms and he regularly designs new projects, feeds into public policy through Public Policy Exchange and the Centre for Social Justice and consults with the Met Police as well as other statutory bodies on best practice.


For training dates and to book a place please go to www.eventbrite.co.uk and search for IPSWICH PARTNERS ONLY

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