Catch22’s Suffolk Positive Futures shortlisted for Community Safety and Crime Prevention Award

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The service was recognised for engaging with vulnerable young people through sport and education, which is making a positive impact on the local community by reducing crime and anti-social behaviour.

15 August 2014

Last month Suffolk Positive Futures was announced as a finalist in the Community Safety and Crime Prevention category of the East Anglian Daily Times (EADT) 2014 Business Awards. Staff were presented with a trophy and framed certificate at an event on 10 July at Trinity House in Ipswich to mark their achievements.

Suffolk Positive Futures uses sport and education to engage vulnerable young people from 10 to 19-years-old and connect them to their community. The service provides a compelling alternative to crime and anti-social behaviour and directly contributes to making Suffolk a safer area for all.

Judges recognise the importance of Catch22′s work

The judges said:

‘We were very impressed by the energy and determination of Suffolk Positive Futures in their aim of providing positive alternative activities for young people, to divert them from anti-social behaviour and crime.’

The judges recognised that Catch22’s work is extremely important in reducing incidents of anti-social behaviour and highlighted work in Stowmarket that has resulted in a 25% decrease.

The sponsor of the award, Tim Passmore, Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner acknowledged the contribution Catch22 Suffolk Positive Futures is making towards community safety and crime prevention.

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