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Published on Oct 27, 2009
'My Knife Story' was produced by Insight Moving Images for the Liverpool Youth Offending Service and will be used as part of its acclaimed Knife Crime Prevention Programme, which shows young people the dangers of carrying a knife and the devastating impact on the community and the victim. Liverpool is one of 10 areas which piloted the scheme as part of the government's Tackling Knives Action Programme.
The full DVD includes 5 x chapters and over 1-hour of video resources that will be used as part of the eight week programme, including:
Chapter 1 - A short video to promote discussion around the reasons young people give for give for carrying knives.
An interview with an ex-offender who has been convicted of knife crime, talking about the consequences of his actions.
A nurse from Royal Liverpool University hospital showing real life images of horrific knife injuries.
And harrowing interviews with 3 x Mothers from SAMM Merseyside who have lost children through knife crime, showing the devastating impact it has had on their lives.