SUPPORTING YOUNG PEOPLE ON EAST AND SOUTH LONDON ESTATES WHO ARE DISADVANTAGED THROUGH GUN AND KNIFE CRIME.

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Take Aim Shoot - Jessica’s story

“My name is Jessica. My Mum kicked me out when I was like 15. She couldn’t control me and said I was too bad for my own good. She handed me over to the government and I am now in a foster home. I am looking for a new family but after my mother herself has thrown me away, who’s going to love me now?

“I believe this all started when I used to witness my father putting hand on my mother and making her so weak she even saw me as a problem and that’s why she kicked me out.

 “I personally wouldn’t say I am a bad person because I don’t walk out of my house with the intention to cause anybody any harm. But if I feel frightened by someone then I’m going to face the person. I don’t want to be seen as some hard girl. I want to be able to channel my frustration elsewhere.

After joining the Positive View course I saw it wasn’t just a workshop. The team was really interested in what I wanted to do in the future and how I would be supported to reach my goal. I hadn’t experienced a genuine conversation about me with a guy before and it made me realize there are guys out there who want to help you succeed.”