Darryl is such an important role model for young people because he has massive credibility with young people as he has actually lived the life that many misguided young people seek to live, having been so deep into that lifestyle it would be easy for Darryl to continue where he left off and he would still gain the respect of these young people, but far from this he actively walks them through “the life” in a non judgemental non preaching informal way which is massively important in gaining the young people’s attention, whilst guiding them toward the right lifestyle choice.
I have worked with young people for 20 years in Toxteth however the delivery that Darryl has and the approach he takes is one that allows him to work with young people who many including myself have thought were too far gone, this is were his credibility and experience comes in and opens doors that very few people can.
Darryl is also rare in that he is massively respected by people within the community,criminal fraternity, and authorities alike, not many people can fulfill a role such as his and still retain excellent trusting relationships with all concerned.
I believe that Darryl will further enhance his work and in turn save many more lives, this is what Darryl does on a weekly basis with not just a preventative angle but with people who are deeply involved and at risk of harming themselves their families and their communities. GOOD LUCK DARRYL YOU DESERVE THIS”