The Youth Justice Sport Fund Evaluation Report has been released for 2023. It has shown that more than 7000 young people have been successfully engaged. The Youth Justice Sport Fund was established in September 2022 to engage at-risk young people and divert them away from crime and antisocial behaviour.
Nearly three years later, there has been increased support for using sport-based programmes for young people’s early intervention. The fund managed by StreetGames with support from The Alliance of Sport in Criminal Justice and Sport for Development Coalition forms part of a wider 300m investment in youth justice services over the next three years.
The report has shown that it has provided a safe and supporting environment for young people and minimised the long-term impact of the cycle of offending and criminal behaviour. Of 7,800 young people, more than 83% came from the most deprived areas in the country.
To see the recommendations made in the report, see here.