The tragic story of a man killed by a Rishton teenager with a single punch is being used to highlight consequences of alcohol fuelled violence.
Adam Rogers, 24, died after being hit by 16-year-old William Upton on a night out in Blackburn in July 2009.
His death will be used to show parents the dangers and potential consequences associated with alcohol and violence.
The CLEAR project – Children Learn by Example and Adult Responsibility – offers free workshops designed to support them in dealing with young people who are starting to experiment with alcohol.
The initiative is being backed by Adam’s mum Pat and her charity ‘Every action has consequences’.
She said: "I think the workshops are really important.
"I am really pleased that Adam’s story can help to get the message across. He lost his life because a young person had far too much alcohol and behaved in a reckless way.
"Hopefully we can all work towards more sensible and controlled use of alcohol in our society."
William Kingsley Upton, now 19, was released from prison in October after 18 months behind bars. He had been sentenced to four years in jail for manslaughter in April 2010.
But when considering his release, the judge allowed time which Upton spent on bail wearing an electronic tag before he was jailed to count as time served.
During his time in jail Upton had met with Adam’s father David Rogers under the Restorative Justice scheme, which aims to find a positive way forward for the victims and perpetrators of crime.
The CLEAR project sessions, launched in September, run once a month and are available to all parents and carers in Hyndburn.
PC Martin Midgley, a co-ordinator for the scheme, said: "From previous sessions it’s clear to see some parents had little idea of the risks that their children had been putting themselves in."
The project is part of Hyndburn’s Community Alcohol Network (CAN), which is aimed at supporting local retailers and residents in Accrington’s Peel, Barnfield and Woodnook areas as part of a drive by Lancashire county council, Lancashire Drug and Alcohol Action Team and Lancashire police to clamp-down on underage drinking.
Anyone interested in attending should please contact Hyndburn Women’s Centre on 01254 871771 or PC Martin Midgley on 01254 353103.