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'Your own business' project

Congratulations to Dr. Jane Dodsworth and Dr. Penny Sorensen, who have been awarded £10,000 to evaluate a project called ‘Your own business’, which is an intervention for young people on the edge of serious organised crime. The programme is funded by the Home Office and will be delivered by an organisation called ‘Your Own Place’, which works with homeless young people in Norwich. It will engage with a small group of vulnerable young people, to enable them to develop enterprise skills and to form a social enterprise with the support of local business leaders. The long-term aim is to prevent or divert young people from involvement in serious organised crime. The evaluation will run over the next 10 months.