Project Guardian is looking for a service provider(s) to manage and facilitate delivery of Youth Outreach Work/Violence Interrupters.
West Midlands Police are looking to commission a service provider(s) to pilot management and delivery of location based Youth Outreach Work/Violence Interrupters, working within local communities to build capacity for future community delivery of this type of work. The identification of impact areas is still being undertaken and is liable to change, but we anticipate between 6-8 areas across the region (Coventry, Solihull, Birmingham, Walsall, Sandwell, Dudley, Wolverhampton). Ideally we would like to commission an organisation that has established community links and proven impact in each of the localities, although a provider that can evidence this across more than one area would be welcome.
Similar initiatives have been utilised in Chicago and Nottingham with positive results, namely reductions in violence (55% in Nottingham) and knife crime in the locations where the outreach workers have operated. It will be imperative that the service provider have credibility within local communities and can engage with young people to deliver on the Programme Aims.
The timeline is tight, but we are keen to have the provision in place for the whole of the West Midlands, before 1st February 2020.
Deadline: If you are interested in bidding for the Service Provider grant/contract please return your submission before Monday 13th January 2020.
Submission details: Please click here to download a specification which details exactly what is being sought.
Further information: Please contact Detective Sergeant Adam Austin 07557 139153 or Chief Inspector Yvonne Bruton 07818 014192 at West Midlands Police.