Prevention and Diversion

Lambeth Council’s Youth Justice Service is collaborating with local community partners to deliver a newly-expanded programme which aims to divert young people from crime.

The programme will see specially-trained practitioners based in police custody and the community who will work to divert young people away from crime and violence at a critical ‘teachable moment’.

Working in partnership with Lambeth’s Youth Justice Service, Juvenis helps to deliver a number of diversion programmes locally, ENGAGE, TURNAROUND and DIVERT Youth via Brixton and Walworth police stations in partnership with Lambeth Council.

Specially-trained youth practitioners will engage with young people following their arrest for offences including possession of weapons, possession of drugs, theft and minor assault – at what is known as a ‘reachable moment’. Youth practitioners help to prevent violence and support young people with ongoing, long-term support and guidance that can lead to education and training, as well as apprenticeship and employment opportunities.

Being part of the journey for these young people is an honour for us at T.M. LEWIN.

Every member of T.M. LEWIN that has been present at the fitting of one of these young people have said what a pleasure it is to see the self-confidence beam from that person when they see themselves in the mirror looking and ready to take their next step.

Jeff Alcock - Corporate and Sports Partnership
T.M. Lewin

It is an absolute honour to support Juvenis’ Lucky Stars programme.

“Every day, we dress everyone from CEO’s to sports stars to celebrities – but watching a young man put on his first suit and smile at himself in the mirror with a new-found confidence is not only humbling, but a reminder of how privileged we are to contribute to their journey.”

Louis Boroditsky, Social & Editorial Marketing Manager
T.M. Lewin

Thank you for providing this timeless moment.

“Please know that in selecting a retailer such as T.M. Lewin it helps to raise aspirations and self-worth to young people who judge themselves as undeserving. I can tell you that when my young person put on the suit jacket his posture changed; his shoulders when back and his head was held high. When he looked in the mirror at himself you could see the future possibilities and visions of success going through his mind. Thank you for providing this timeless moment.”

 

Melaine Aarons Royal (Senior Careers Advisor)