Youth Endowment Fund; Diversion from the criminal justice system – 14th May 2021

A new £20 million fund has been launched to evaluate different diversion approaches that work best at preventing 10 to 17-year-olds in England and Wales from becoming involved in violence.

The funding is being made available through the Youth Endowment Fund’s  – Another chance – Diversion from the criminal justice system – themed funding round. Diversion approaches could include mental health support, whole family interventions or mentoring (for example).

The Youth Endowment Fund is aiming to identify around 10-20 programmes that are ready for robust impact evaluation or could be supported to reach this point within two years.

The funding is available to any organisation – including charities, public services or the private sector – that receive referrals from a relevant statutory service (for example, the police, schools, local youth offending team or social care).

The fund will be open for applications between the 19th April and 14th May 2021.

Useful Links:

Prospectus

Frequently Asked Questions

Webinar: Diversion from the criminal justice system

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