Street Games offer a proven, specialist research and analysis service of sports provision.
It compares existing provision against the distribution of risk factors and presence of serious violence activity.
When used in combination with the CURV’s Strategic Needs Assessment (SNA,) Street Games’ analysis will provide a way to maximise the impact and targeting of future sports-based interventions.
Such analysis is beyond the current capabilities and resources of the OPCC. It represents a level of niche provision.
There is an urgency associated with the need to implement tried and tested, Home Office-approved interventions. They will contribute in the longer-term to the reduction in knife crime and violence. This will be part of a wider suite of interventions, collaboratively developed through the CURV partnership.
Therefore, the Street Games analysis is a time critical priority to extend and amplify the potential for the insights from the SNA .
It will also ensure that future sports based interventions can be commissioned and managed in year two in a data-driven, evidence-based manner.
When approved, Street Games can complete and deliver the analysis within Quarter one of year Two. This will maximise the potential to shape Year Two sports intervention targeting and delivery. In addition, it will shape effective performance and evaluation metrics for any projects commissioned.
CURV and its contracted evaluation partner will monitor performance against funding agreements. In addition, the Home Office will carry out enhanced evaluation.
The Police and Crime Commissioner has given £13,500 from the CURV budget to Street Games. Funding is broken down as follows:
- 2022/2023: £4,455.00
- 2023/2024: £9,045.00