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Respect Young People’s Programme (Respect)

Intervention for families experiencing or propagating aggressive behaviour to prevent progression to offending.

Project summary

  • Funding awarded: £789,419
  • Duration of programme: 4 years
  • Number of beneficiaries: 609
  • Replication areas (England): Sunderland, York and North Yorkshire, Stockport, Halifax, Knowsley

Intervention: The Respect Young People’s Programme

The Respect Young People’s Programme (RYPP) is designed to be delivered to young people aged 10 to 15-years-old and their parents either individually or in groups.

The programme targets those who use aggressive or abusive behaviour in the family (particularly adolescent to parent violence), many of whom will also be abusive in early dating or peer relationships. RYPP consists of structured sessions with the young person, supporting sessions with parents and whole-family sessions. The intervention includes structured assessment, case management and progress review.

Research shows early onset of these behaviours is often a precursor to other forms of criminality and offending behaviour.

Delivery organisation: Respect

Respect is a national specialist domestic abuse agency, acting as a second tier service providing expert advice, training, development support, phone lines and quality-assurance to improve the service delivery of other organisations.

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