Understanding and responding to youth criminality – Video toolkit

As part of the Early Intervention Youth Fund (EIYF) and Programme Precision, we have created a video toolkit to look at the current issues young people in our community may experience or have experienced around criminality. Concerns such as involvement in drugs, drug addiction and violence are discussed in a real life based format.

The rationale behind creating the toolkit is to generate discussion between adults and young people. That is why it is recommended to view the videos in settings such as schools via a classroom session, in youth centres as an activity, in specialist youth provision services, in Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) groups/schemes or simply at home as a parent/child activity.

Generating discussion between young people and adults around these issues is paramount. It can help with understanding what truly ‘pulls’ young people into criminality. It is through this understanding where further discussions around solutions to address these ‘pull’ factors can be had too.

Should you wish to deliver each video session in schools or youth centres, please follow the lesson plan attached below along with the activity. If you do not wish to deliver each video session, then watching the videos as they are is sufficient too.


Video 1 - Pathways into criminality:

Real life accounts of two people who have been involved in criminality.



Video 2- Drug addiction:

The impact of drug addiction and a message to those supplying drugs. 



Video 3 - Early intervention / diversionary work:

The early intervention and diversionary work taking place in West Yorkshire.  


Feel free to send us your responses from the activities via the email address below:

[email protected]

The information you send us can assist greatly in how we shape our response going forward when tackling the issues addressed above.

Thank you to Bradford Moor Pass, Breaking the Cycle, Chart Kirklees and St Giles Trust for being part of the video. For any information on the services they offer, see below:

Bradford Moor PASShttp://bradfordmoorpass.co.uk/

Ran by volunteers who work towards making Bradford Moor a stronger and safer place.

Breaking the Cycle – Safer Bradford - Young people

Identify and target young people who are vulnerable to exploitation, on the fringes of, or who have associations with young people linked to OCGs (Organised Crime Groups) and those who demonstrate mid/low level ASB.

Chart Kirklees – The Base - Kirklees info | Change Grow Live

Provide a range of treatment, recovery and support services around drug and alcohol use.

St Giles Trust - www.stgilestrust.org.uk/what-we-do/st-giles-yorkshire

A diverse range of services are on offer at St Giles Yorkshire, ranging from help for vulnerable women in the criminal justice system to projects helping adults overcome barriers to access employment. Our peer led approach underlines all our services in Yorkshire.