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Jon Yates

Jon Yates

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    Blog:Leo’s story: How therapy could help us end violence

    I want to tell you about a child – aged just ten years old – whose life was being shaped by the violence around him. Leo’s* dad was a gang leader. There were people in his life who were deeply connected to crime and violence. He looked up to them, wanted to be like them.…
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    Blog:Want to reduce violence? Follow the science

    Over the summer of 2020, something very odd happened in Southend-on-Sea. In parts of the city, violent crime plummeted not by 10% or 20%, not even by 40% or 50%. It fell by a whopping 74%. There were fewer serious assaults, robberies and drug trafficking offences. What caused this dramatic fall? It couldn’t be the…
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    Blog:Making the evidence work for you: the Youth Endowment Fund Toolkit

    Launched today, the YEF Toolkit is one way we’ll make sure that the best available research on preventing violence is translated into change.   
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    Blog:Our £200 million, 10-year strategy to prevent children becoming involved in violence

    Jon Yates, Executive Director, Youth Endowment Fund Involvement in violence devastates children and young people’s lives. The pandemic risks making this even worse with children missing months of school and struggling to access support from adults that they trust and rely on. Everyone I speak to about this tragedy, has one core message: we need…
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