Taking place between 2-5pm at the Catherine Becket Community Centre on Meadow Street in Preston, The JJ Effect CIC held a free public event outlining “the devastating effects of knife crime and gang violence.”
Entitled ‘Murder on the streets of Preston: the experience of personal tragedy’, the afternoon involved “hard and powerful descriptions”, videos and stories to help get the community organisation’s message across.
A panel discussion was also held with council and community leaders, whilst expert practioners spoke, including Byron Highton, the founder of the JJ Effect.
Byron set up the CIC after his brother, Jon-Jo was murdered in Preston in 2014, aiming to educate young people about the dangers of knife crime.
The charity have since delivered their BBC award winning Anti Knife Crime and child protection talks to over 200,000 across the UK.
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