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Engaging, Diverting and Developing Young people (EDDY)

Durham Agency Against Crime (DAAC) is a charity, closely aligned to Durham Constabulary. Formed in 1990, DAAC works in partnership with public, voluntary and private sector partners to make County Durham and Darlington a safer place to work, live and invest.

We are often asked why there is a need for interventions that focus on young people who have no convictions. The answer lies in the value of early intervention and prevention. There are many studies to support the theory that prevention is more cost effective than rehabilitation and Durham Constabulary considers this element to be key in its strategy for tackling crime and disorder.


Due to our bespoke funding arrangements we are pleased to be able to offer most of our projects at a greatly reduced cost or in some circumstances free of charge.


DAAC delivers innovative projects and initiatives within local communities for young people with the aim of facilitating long term change, using our 3 step approach of EducationCommunity and Activity to equip young people to make the correct life choices. We provide opportunities to develop skills, experience and qualifications across our range of projects affecting postive change that supports their personal development and reduces the risk factors that can lead to involvement in crime/anti social behaviour.


Our award-winning work has received regional and national recognition, achieving huge success. We currently average weekly engagement with over 600 young people aged 7-18 years.