Building Bridges is ROTA's youth-led research and policy project into gangs, weapon use and serious youth violence. It began in 2006, and for two years developed a youth-led research study which produced a literature review, evidenced based research report and a DVD. The findings of the study were launched at a youth-led conference: to download a copy of the post conference report please click here.


BBP groupThe Building Bridges Project was awarded the 'Making the Peace' Award at the London Peace Awards 2008 and was shortlisted for the Unboxed Awards 2008.


Sit down meetingThe Building Bridges Team is made up of young volunteers and have delivered work in partnership with a variety of organisations: Boyhood to Manhood Foundation, Independent Academic Research Studies (IARS), Foundation 4 Life, Choice FM (Peace on the Streets), Street Weapons Action Team (SWAT) and In-Volve (Little Miss Raw).



BBP meetingBuilding Bridges Project volunteers:

  • Dawight Dwight Thornhill
  • Ted Monthe
  • Laurie John Philip
  • Claude Djomna
  • Michaela Ryan
  • Henry Firmin
  • Chetna Mavadia



For more information on Building Bridges Project, please contact Carlene Firmin, Senior Policy Officer on