Faith

Margaret and Barry Mizen draw strength from their Catholic faith and inspire people across the country to undertake peace initiatives both in schools and out in the community. Barry and Margaret’s belief is that anger breeds anger so a tragedy must be met with peace. Barry and Margaret’s mission is to inspire faith, hope and …

Peace Builders

We call the children who participate in our programme Peace Builders. This is because by engaging with Jimmy’s story and building Safe Havens on their high street they have worked towards building a safer, stronger and more united community. We believe in the importance of early intervention and aim to break down barriers between children …

Safe Havens Programme

The programme helps young people recognise the power that they have to bring about change and create safe public spaces to turn to. The Safe Havens Programme begins with sharing the story of Jimmy Mizen, a sixteen-year old who was tragically killed in 2008 by another young person in his local community. The programme runs …

Good Hope Cafés

Our Good Hope cafés are a beacon of what a community business should look and feel like, a haven of peace and safety. Hither GreenPlace LadywellLadywell Fields Our first Good Hope opened in 2010 and was seen as a way to help make the charity money, which could be used to carry out our work …

Talks for Change

Barry & Margaret Mizen share Jimmy’s story across the country in schools, churches, prisons, Pupil Referral Units, community groups, conferences and businesses. Barry and his wife, Margaret Mizen, hit national headlines when immediately after the murder of their sixteen-year old son Jimmy Mizen in London, they spoke of compassion rather than revenge. Since that day …

Our mission

Our mission is to share Jimmy’s story to help all our young people fulfil their potential and build the types of communities we want to live in.