The Young Men & Violence Project actively targets young men from disadvantaged communities who have been directly affected by the gang or violent crime and addresses their attitude to being both victims and perpetrators of gang-motivated violence within the local community.

There is particular focus placed on how young men can contribute to local community life and the contribute to the healing process by supporting them to look at alternative responses to violence, alternative lifestyle choices, challenge stereotypical attitudes to violence and explore methods of reconciliation and mutual understanding within and between communities. Young men explore gang violence, how this has affected them and their communities and examine how the gangs in Birmingham has impacted on their attitude to violence. The needs and issues of the victims of the conflict will be central when addressing violence issues with young men.