Review of the Aston Project: Report.

Jon Hobson, Kenny Lynch, Brian Payne, Liz Ellis, Darren Hyde

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The Aston Project is a community focused initiative that identifies at-risk young people and links them with resources or activities within their local communities. It is managed by Gloucestershire Constabulary and operates at three sites across Gloucestershire: Cheltenham, Gloucester, and Newent. This review evaluates the impact of the Aston Project, and identifies examples of good practice and areas for potential improvement. It was funded by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gloucestershire, and conducted by academics and researchers in the School of Natural and Social Sciences at the University of Gloucestershire. Between April and December 2016, the University researchers spoke to thirteen members of the Aston Project team, conducted focus groups with participating Young People, and analysed a range of documents, reports and other supporting evidence relating to the Aston Project. The review concludes that there are a range of clear successes from the Aston Project and that there is evidence of positive impact on the lives of young people and communities across Gloucestershire. There is, however, both the need and opportunity to develop aspects of the Aston Project.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Gloucestershire
Number of pages78
Publication statusPublished online - 10 Feb 2017


  • policing
  • youth crime
  • community
  • desistance


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