At Get-to we have a long history working independently or in partnership or delivering on behalf of others such as:
Music sequencing and dance workshops with young children at risk during school holidays
Get-to are presently a part of a consortium with BRAP as the lead organisation and contract holder, delivering an intensive mentoring program under Birmingham Reducing Gang Violence banner receiving referrals of 13 to 19 year old men form the Youth Offending Service after being accessed by the Youth panel. These young people can be referred to the panel from any agency who have reason to believe a particular young person they are in contact with is at risk of getting involved with serious criminal or gang related activity.
We offer 4 hours plus contact time related to the young person some of which is direct contact time the remainder could involve family, schools, colleges or the Youth Offending Services.
From 2011 to 2013 we worked in partnership with BRAP to deliver a 2 year Home Office, Communities against Guns Gangs and Knifes mentoring project targeting young people aged 11 to 17 at risk of contact with the criminal justice system. We received over 30 referrals came from the Youth Offending Services, schools, private training institutions, hostels and Birmingham City Council Children’s services.
Between 2006-2009 working under the banner of Yungstas we delivered Positive Activities for Young People programmes around music production, DJ workshops and the business. The aim of the project was to engage young people of school age during holiday periods in activities that would keep them away from criminal activities. We also worked in partnership with South Birmingham College utilising the media centre in Digbeth; with the college also giving PAYP participants college certificates.
Presently receiving non-financial referrals from Birmingham Multi-Agency Gangs Unit and Gang squad; High risk individuals’ ex-gang members on licence providing intensive mind changing mentoring, housing, pre-employment work leading to education, training and employment.
We arrange to meet client usually whilst in prison minimum 3 months prior to release continue visits maybe weekly. Or if they are already in the community we maintain weekly contact including by telephone. We discuss with clients their needs around housing, education training and employment and any other e.g. qualifications; liaise with 3rd parties and any relevant agencies.
We run educational workshops on the subject of Joint e Enterprise for youth club’s, school’s, college’s and the Youth Offending Service’s. Training pack 1 entitled Home Office raising awareness of the law on Joint Enterprise. Training pack 2 entitled Joseph’s Story produced by the Youth Offending Services Liverpool.
previously worked with partners such Urban Living a housing pathfinder delivering a specialist training and employment project. The project involved specialist management of an employment and training unit targeting young local men at risk of contact with the criminal justice system or involved in criminal gang activity. The work also involved the design and management of a training centre; supervision of staff; core activities and specialist mentoring
We have posted a number of useful reports and research documents that maybe of interest. Some of which are national and governmental, some are developed by independent charities and others are sponsored by private entities.
At Get-to we strive to get results but don’t take our word for it view our case by case studies from organisations and individuals who we have made an impact.
Do not hesitate to contact us for more information or to discuss how we can work with you.