Jerry - By David Anglin (Ebook)
Darren looked upon the infamous Jerry Fishton, gazing deep into his eyes, looking far past his calm persona. Past the youthful features, that hid something so terrible. Something that when released would erupt onto the world, indiscriminately splashing all those below with a heated fury that gained strength from being born to London's inner city hell.
He looked upon Jerry and fought back emotions, as he knew that to look upon Jerry was to look upon the poster child to London's lost generation.
They say Britain is in a crime epidemic that hasn’t been seen for a decade. Knife crimes up. Gun crimes up. Violent robberies are up.
But for those of us who have worked with young people and those in need we’ve seen this coming for a long time.
We’ve seen first hand the effects of austerity measures. Seeing with our own eye's the rise in families who need food banks. Families whose day to day lives have vastly changed. Though with this change their children have changed. Becoming a little bit harder a little bit colder. Willing to go that much further to get themselves out of a hopeless lifestyle.
These changes have been happening slowly, year upon year with the effects only now being felt in the wider community.
Jerry based on real-life events takes a thought-provoking look into the world of working with young offenders involved in some of the most heinous of crimes and what it takes to break the vicious cycle that so many of them are caught within.
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About The Writer
In my day to day work, I've spent close to 10 years working with some of London's most extreme young offenders. Working with them tirelessly in trying to create real opportunities for them, while trying to bring stability to the chaos that can be their world at times. I don't even call this work, as this is something I love doing, and thankfully my passion for it has helped many of these young people into much brighter circumstances.
If you'd like for me to give a talk to your class in regards to the issues that surround these young people or require consultancy for dealing with these young people then please feel free to get in contact.
Publications In Media
Made In Shoreditch Magazine 2018
Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019
UCL University Of London - Institute Of Education February 2019
Course entitled Criminal Journeys: The Individual and the Environment run by Prof Jane Hurry and Dr David Maguire. I Gave an in depth talk to students on the issues surrounding young people involved in crime.
No Knives Better Lives
Knife crime meeting held by Redbridge Youth Councillor Hannah Chowdhry please click here to view
Youth Violence Conference
Sat on a panel for City Gate's serious youth violence summit please click here
The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea- Unison Fundraiser for Black History Month
Recited one of my short stories as part of the event please click here to view
In partnership with Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture event, won a grant out of 160 applicants to put on an artistic event called Red Light Busking click here
My creative blog on fatherhood www.daddieslovetheirdaughters.com
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