Serious Crime Summit

Serious Crime Summit

05 October 2018 by Andy Burns

Serious youth violence impacts communities and parishes across London.

We would like to invite you to join with other church leaders, clergy and lay from across the capital to an event sponsored by the Bishops of London and Southwark, to explore what a church response could be.

The Summit will focus on gaining a wider understanding of the issues across London, listening and learning from each other’s experiences and that of organisations on the ground. Through facilitated workshops, the Summit will also deepen and localise our understanding, providing us with the confidence to engage.

The Serious Violence Summit is timely, as it comes in light of the new public health approach in London which provides a clearer framework to enable churches to engage. (Public Health Approach: instead of simply using the criminal justice system as a punitive deterrent, the state provides a broader raft of services with the aim of tackling risk factors such as poverty, trauma, school exclusion or other adverse childhood experiences, with the aim of preventing youth violence in the first place).

Andy Burns

Andy Burns

Andy Burns is Executive Director of Capital Mass.

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