Choices was a £4 million programme funded by the Home Office in 2011. The programme was aimed at helping the voluntary and community sector prevent and reduce substance misuse and related offending by vulnerable groups of young people aged 10-19 years.

Through an extension of approaches pioneered through Active Communities Network’s Breaking Barriers programme the aim of Active Choices was to engage around 5,000 young people through arts, media, youth work and sports based activities to reduce the risk of their involvement in substance misuse and acquisitive crime.

The research involved a multi-method approach to deliver a narrative evaluation in order to capture programme wide outputs and learning as well as detailed examples of best practice in a sample of locations.

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Categories: Commissioned Report
Author: Dr. Tim Crabbe, S. Crosby, S. McGee