Community Tackle It Project has been developed by CYDC with input from the local community who want to break the cycle of violence and gang culture. A key aspect of the project is to provide intensive support and accommodate young people, their families and the communities in which they live by engaging and building a positive, trusting relationship, identifying what barriers are present and providing support to overcome these whilst working towards a positive future for everyone.
The Community Tackle It Project has been running for nearly 2 years and has made a substantial impact both in the local community and across the city of Leeds. The project has been developed by CYDC with input from the local community to de-glorify criminality and break the cycle of violence and gang culture.
The Community Tackle It Project engages with young people that have been identified as involved in or on the periphery of crime and gang activity, young people and families who have been a victim of gang or criminal activities. During this time 121 work, as well as group work is done with each individual in order to support them to make better informed choices.
The Community Tackle Project predominantly works with children and young adults aged 8 to 19 years old. However, in special circumstances we do work with Children younger than 8 and adults over the age of 19.