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Evaluation of SW!TCH Lives

SW!TCH Lives, delivered by LifeLine Community Projects, is an intervention designed to prevent young people being drawn into crime and violence. SW!TCH Lives works with young people aged 11-14 to provide a combination of workshops, positive activities, and mentoring.

We are carrying out this research for the Youth Endowment Fund (YEF) to understand how SW!TCH Lives is working so far.

SW!TCH Lives is an intervention for young people aged 11-14 and is designed to prevent young people from being drawn into crime and violence. To do this, SW!TCH youth workers and a local artist deliver workshops focused on music and youth violence; some children also receive 1:1 support.

The overall aims of this research are to:

  • Assess how the intervention is delivered, including what SW!TCH staff and stakeholders, school teachers, and young people think about the programme.
  • Identify and test ways to assess the outcomes of the intervention.
  • Measure early ‘distance travelled’ as a result of SW!TCH Lives.