TLG helping to develop a better future.
Andrez Harriott is a musician and youth justice practitioner who is committed to supporting transformation in the lives of vulnerable and often misunderstood young people. Andrez is a member of the renowned British RnB group Damage and has spent in excess of 10 years working within the Youth Justice sector to support young people experiencing significant challenges.
Starting The Liminality Group.
Andrez Harriott is an urban artist who found success in the 1990s as part of the British RnB band Damage, selling over 2 million records and touring the world. Since 2005, Andrez has dedicated his life to working with young people and young adults from disadvantaged backgrounds or those at risk of offending.
Andrez founded The Liminality Group in 2011 in order to work with young people and young adults, often during the difficult times within their lives, with the aim of developing their potential for a better future. The company delivers early intervention and prevention programmes within schools and Young Offender Institutions in addition to training professionals surrounding gangs and serious youth violence and effective practice when engaging high-risk young people. The Liminality Group sources funding from public, private, voluntary and community sector organisations.
Working with young people and young adults.
Andrez passionately believes that helping young people develop confidence and self-belief from an early age is one of the best ways of influencing early behaviour and helping young people negotiate peer pressure. His ‘Engage, Influence, Inspire’ Programme for Secondary Schools aims to engage young people as they begin their journey to independence and help them develop the confidence and awareness they need to make the right choices.
The workshop is targeted at students who are considered by the school as being at risk of exclusion, offending or being involved in anti-social behaviour. Andrez’s background and musical credibility give him a unique ability to engage with young people within a group or one-on-one setting.
Andrez holds a Master’s Degree in Consulting and Leading in Organisations using systemic and psychodynamic approaches from the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and a First Class combined degree in Criminology and Sociology. Since 2005 has dedicated his life to working with young people and young adults from disadvantaged backgrounds or those at risk of offending. Andrez has been a youth justice practitioner for 8 years within a London borough, specialising in the effective resettlement of young people leaving custody and working in partnership with the Metropolitan Police to support young people and adults affected by or involved in serious violence and gangs.
Andrez specialises in working with high-risk and very high-risk young people and young adults within both community and custodial settings. His work has been recognised by multiple bodies, not least the Ministry of Justice for his gangs intervention programme which was officially classified as an emerging effective tool for working with young people.
The Liminality Group sources funding from public, private, voluntary and community sector organisations.