The Belfast Youth Engagement Project (YEP) is a PEACE III-funded initiative aimed at developing an inter-agency approach to youth engagement and tackling issues faced by young people in interface areas.
The pilot project started in January 2012 and will run until December 2013.
It focuses on the following four interface areas:
- M1 - Westlink
- Ardoyne - Woodvale
- Inner-east Belfast.
As part of the project, agencies with an interest in youth-related crime and antisocial behaviour are working with the community sector to engage young people.
Phase 1 involves providing diversionary activities to young people who are causing harm, or are at risk of causing harm at interfaces.
Phase 2 involves more intensive support services such as youth mentoring, education employment and training and support for young people and their families.
For more information contact the YEP team on firstname.lastname@example.org or 028 9032 0202 ext 3351.