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JEFF Project


Compass GO… are part of a new initiative that launched in September 2022 called ‘The JEFF Project’.

The project provides early intervention mental health and emotional wellbeing support to children and young people in North East Lincolnshire who are on the youth justice pathway, or who are at risk of entering this due to childhood adversity or trauma.

This includes:

– Young people known to police for antisocial behaviour (ASB)

– Young people on an unacceptable behaviour contract (ABC)

– Young people open to the Out of Court/ Diversion team

– Young people open to statutory Youth Justice (including custody)

The project represents ‘Journey, Enrichment, Fulfilment and Friendship’ and offers a collaborative approach with key organisations working together to provide a wraparound system of holistic support. It aims to break down the barriers to young people accessing mental health support, so that young people receive the right support at the right time, in the right place to help divert them away from the youth justice system.

The team works with children and young people aged 8 to 18 years providing psychoeducation, talking therapy, low intensity CBT, mindfulness, creative approaches and positive activities to support their wellbeing and mental health.

Our key organisations consist of Compass Go, North East Lincolnshire Council’s Young & Safe service, and We Are With You. We also work closely with other organisations and providers including Humberside Police, Inclusion and Education, GRAFT, Early help and nominated Voluntary & Community Sector Champions to ensure that all young people are identified and helped.

Compass GO along with NELC has dedicated team members who are now leading on the project. Including a Youth Justice Project Team Leader and Youth Justice Health and Wellbeing workers. You can meet the team here

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