Ending Youth Violence Lab
The Ending Youth Violence Lab is a new venture between Stuart Roden, The Youth Endowment Fund and the Behavioural Insights Team which seeks to be part of the solution to ending youth violence and improving outcomes for children.
We’re here to catalyse a step change in understanding and tackling youth violence.
The UK evidence base on the most effective approaches to supporting children at risk of becoming involved in crime and violence is limited. The Lab will work with partners in the sector to address gaps in the evidence and ensure that we are providing effective services to vulnerable children.
Read more about what we do here.
Read our strategy in full here.
What this involves
We will focus on the development and early stage testing of interventions, building a pipeline of high-quality, UK-based interventions which are ready for – and committed to – rigorous impact evaluation. We will do this by:
Adapting and importing interventions from overseas – We will identify approaches with strong evidence of improving youth violence outcomes or related upstream factors in other countries, adapt these to the UK context, and deliver early-stage testing.
Working with UK organisations – We will work with the sector to find interventions at home that have strong theoretical underpinnings and are committed to evaluation, and oversee the development and early-stage testing needed to get them trial ready.
Co-designing new approaches – We will build partnerships and fund the development of novel approaches to tackling youth violence, with a focus on addressing underserved populations and unmet needs.
Please find out more about our current projects here.
Our recent blogs
Social media and youth violence: Acknowledging the complexity
In a guest blog for the Ending Youth Violence Lab authors of Against Youth Violence: A Social Harm Perspective Luke Billingham and Keir Irwin-Rogers discuss the need for a comprehensive…
From Statistics to Solutions: The Urgency of Youth Violence Prevention
On Thursday the Youth Justice Board (YJB) released its annual youth justice statistics. There are some positives to take from this data, most notably the fall in the average number…