Guiding young people away from violence
through short-term work and long-term relationships

The Violence Intervention Project

What we do

The Violence Intervention Project works with young people up to the age of 25 who have been, or are at risk of becoming, involved in violent behaviour.

The Root of all Violence

At The Violence Intervention Project we firmly believe that, while there are numerous reasons why people act in a violent manner, at their heart they come down to one single factor.

Violence is one of the most urgent problems facing young people in today’s society.

Too many grow up in an environment where they are the victims, and perpetrators, of violent crime.

At The Violence Intervention Project, a registered charity based in West London, we are working to tackle the root causes of violence.

Through therapeutic outreach work and practical support, we enable people up to the age of 25 to break out of a vicious cycle of violence and crime.

Who we help

We work with young people who have often experienced significant trauma, including:

  • Domestic violence
  • Family members being sent to prison
  • Absent parents
  • A level of emotional abuse or neglect

If you come from that background, without traditional emotional support systems, it can be all too easy to be tempted into damaging behaviour, including gang culture and violent crime.

Most people, after a tough day, go home and share that experience with a significant other. We deal with young people who don’t have people they can talk to.

The V.I.P. strives to develop meaningful and supportive relationships to support trust, balance and emotional well being.