Our Work Our Programmes Youth Intervention for Anti-Social Behaviour As well as running our own programmes, we work with various regional Police & Community Safety Partnerships (PCSP) in Northern Ireland, most notably in Antrim & Newtownabbey, Mid-Ulster and Derry-Londonderry. These partnerships see us provide on-street youth and social work, aimed at tackling anti-social behaviour and engaging with young people directly, as well as running targeted schemes with isolated groups of young people. As a result, Bytes staff are in the community seven days a week, working directly with community partners and young people. As part of our partnership with the Antrim & Newtownabbey PCSP, we currently run a series of targeted intervention programmes, aimed at young people engaging in anti-social behaviour, those who have previously been involved with the criminal justice system and who have been identified as ‘at risk’ of becoming involved in the future. Working with young people in small groups, the programme focuses on reducing rates of crime and reoffending. During the programme, we help young people to develop interpersonal skills, better articulate their struggles and to communicate constructively. We also seek to raise awareness of how anti-social behaviour and crime has a negative impact upon themselves, their families and their community. Summer 2021 This year, during school summer holidays, we are running a new, expanded programme of sessions working with at risk young people across the borough. These are in addition to our normal High Risk Youth Intervention programmes. Details of planned activities and sessions can be seen below. BEAT (Be Educated, Be Active, Be Together) Summer Intervention Programme A programme for for 11-18 year olds run at the following locations and times: Crumlin Youth Centre – Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 7-10pm Glengormley, Lilian Bland Pavilion – Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 7-10pm Ballyclare, St John’s Church of Ireland – Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday – 7-10pm Antrim 1, Rathenraw Community Centre – Monday, Wednesday & Friday – 7-10pm Antrim 2, Stile Community Centre – Tuesday & Thursday 7-10pm Contact – [email protected]. MegaBytes Champions Good Relations programme for 14-18 year olds in Antrim & Newtownabbey and Mid & East Antrim. Contact – [email protected]. Community Kicks Summer Programme Range of 27 pop-up activities for children and young people across Antrim. Running Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 6th July – 28th August. Contact – [email protected]. Education Authority Detached Youth Work, Antrim Town Running Friday 7-11pm & Saturday 5-11pm with increased hours Tuesday & Thursday 6-10pm where possible. Contact – [email protected]. High Risk Youth Intervention Programme, Randalstown Neillsbrooke Community Centre, Randalstown, Tuesday & Thursday 7-10pm. Contact – [email protected]. High Risk Youth Intervention Detached Youth Work Programme Antrim and Newtownabbey Thursday, Friday & Saturday 6-10pm. Contact – [email protected].