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At Catch22, we are focusing our campaigning work on a number of key areas. Find out about our recent work via the links below.

Whilst we are focusing on these areas at present, our services span a range of other areas. Visit our news page to find out what else we have been working on.

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Catch22 is building an immediate response to the youth unemployment crisis.

We are seeking forward-thinking partners to help young people facing barriers to work find training and employment. Together, we can help those with complex social barriers, where government schemes won’t be enough. We want to support 20,000 young people facing complex barriers to work into employment or training across Manchester, Liverpool, London and Birmingham over the next three years.

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Young peoples' exposure to violent and explicit content online increased through lockdown

London’s Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) commissioned an in-depth exploration of online harms, ‘acceptable’ use and regulation, that included the voices and experiences of young people, whose voices were missing from the body of existing research. The Social Switch Project carried out interviews with vulnerable children and young people that use its services, frontline youth workers, police and tech platforms.

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Catch22 approaches child exploitation (including county lines) and missing using the same model

And in fact, we find that when these services are commissioned together, we’re able to have far more impact. Our key workers build holistic trusting relationships through individual and therapeutic support, group activities, and signposting to other services.

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Our resettlement and gangs services supported approximately 35,000 people in custody in 2019/20.

Our work in prisons is informed by our understanding of the whole system – we understand the barriers to rehabilitation and the opportunities to intervene early. We care about giving people with convictions a better future, but also supporting victims. We recently submitted evidence on the "Future of the Probation Service" using our expertise in this area.

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Catch22 delivers specialist victim support services

Our innovative, localised services work across child and criminal exploitation, substance misuse and gangs intervention to meet the needs of their area. We also deliver more general victim support services including emotional and practical support, restorative justice, advocacy, safety planning and guidance to victims of crime and antisocial behaviour as well as domestic abuse, sexual violence and fraud.

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Reform underpins all of Catch22’s activity.

We are intent on delivering our frontline services well – then capturing the experience and learning from our service delivery. This enables us to argue from a position of strength how public services can be better designed and delivered, achieving better outcomes for those who use them. Ultimately, this activity allows us to build an evidence base we need to drive our end of game: government adoption of better public services.

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