Your Life You Choose (YLYC) is a multi agency initiative, delivering a one day’s presentation to Year 7 pupils, set up by local Magistrates in the London Borough of Ealing in 2008. The project is now also available in the London Boroughs of Greenwich, Bexley, Bromley & Brent, as well as Western & Northern Sussex Local Justice Areas.
It is aimed at deterring young people from a life of crime by making them aware of the consequences of crime not only to themselves if they become offenders, but also the effects it will have on their parents, friends and victims.
In 2014, a new DVD was produced and the programme revised to show how easily a young person can be drawn into a gang and subsequent involvement in crime.
The 'Your Life You Choose' name, logo and website are protected by copyright.
The copyright is held by Diana Dishley MBE JP.
The resources on this site can be freely downloaded for educational use only in schools & colleges.
Acknowledgement must be given and the YLYC logo and copyright must not be removed.
'Law' - the resources on this website currently set out the legal position as at March 2010, therefore users should always ensure that any subsequent changes in legal procedures are taken into account.
The Right Honorable Christopher Grayling MP
former Lord Chancellor & Secretary of State for Justice
The Right Honorable Damian Green MP
former Minister of State for Policing, Criminal Justice and Victims
(former MP for Ealing Central & Acton)
Chief Inspector Dan Thorpe
Police Sergeant Gary Brugier
Diana Dishley (Founder) and Tony Boden (Prison Officer)
awarded MBEs in February 2013 for their contributions to the YLYC Project