Youth Violence Reduction Workshops

2020 Rising believes in a multi-strategy, multi-agency approach to youth violence reduction. Early intervention strategies are among the most important of these approaches with school leaders working closely with early intervention and safeguarding teams in all Local Authorities as well as with families themselves.

For older children, teens and young adults, the various 2020 Rising programmes are designed to raise awareness of the stark reality behind youth violence, weapons and gang culture.

Youth Violence

Youth violence may be channelled into gangs and weapon use but its roots go deep into the soil of biology, family and culture. By helping young people to understand what lies behind their violent feelings and behaviours, we can take the first step in changing them.

Some of the subjects we cover include:

  • The role of the developing adolescent brain in impulsive behaviour
  • Risk factors that contribute to youth violence
  • Protective factors that can help to deter violence
  • Life skills for avoiding conflict and walking away from trouble
  • The consequences of giving in to violent impulses


To support our work in raising awareness we have produced a number of books.

Topics include Knife Crime, Gang Prevention, Mental Health & more.

Our publications are suitable for both parents & teachers.

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Guns & Knives

Without guns, knives and other lethal weapons, youth conflict – even violent conflict – would rarely end in death and serious injury. 2020 Rising is committed to helping young people say ‘no’ to knives and give up the guns.

Some of the subjects we cover include:

  • The reasons why youths carry weapons
  • Why carrying weapons increases risks
  • Real courage – facing life without fear
  • The increase in sentencing for juvenile knife crimes
  • The consequences of carrying weapons on self and family


To reduce violence on our streets we have to stand up as a community to the scourge of gang culture and related drug trafficking.

The allure of the gang lifestyle can be hard for young people to resist, especislly if they are struggling with poverty, lack of identity and low self-esteem. 2020 Rising is committed to opening young people’s eyes to the reality behind the glamour of gang life.

Some of the subjects we cover include:

  • The real motivations of gang elders
  • The grooming process
  • Prison and death as the only outcomes of gang life
  • The retaliation cycle (the ‘Three R’s’)
  • The hurt and worry that gang membership causes to parents
  • The risk of family members being hurt or killed

For more information about the different consultation, training, coaching, mentoring and workshops, please contact us.