"The Youth Crime Action Plan Workshop"
The Youth Crime Action Plan Workshop ●Jerry Kirk - Youth Justice Board 6 Core themes ● Dealing with unacceptable behaviour ● Intervening early ● Supporting young victims ● Sentencing and custody ● Breaking the cycle of offending ● Making it happen. Dealing with unacceptable behaviour. ● Ensure the police use all the powers they have to maximum effect, including powers to tackle under age drinking. ● Engage young people involved in crime and anti-social behaviour with youth workers and ex- gang members. ● Use existing child protection legislation to ensure young people on the street at night are taken to a place of safety ● Youth offending Team workers are linked to police stations. ● Increase after school police patrols ● Strengthen the approach to identifying and targeting prolific young offenders. Intervening early ● Ensure universal services such as Sure Start are better targeted at families that need them most. ● Expand the reach of intensive family interventions ● Make permanent exclusion from school an automatic trigger for CAF. ● Improve support in schools through Safer School Partnerships ● Increase the take up of parenting support. ● Invest in the capacity of the third sector to reduce youth crime. ● Expand the provision of Family Nurse Partnerships. Supporting young victims ● Pilot ways to support young victims and share good practice ● Improve support for victims who have to attend court ● Provide young people with better information on dangers and risks. ● Work with partners to develop innovative design solutions to help prevent youth victimisation Sentencing and custody ● The public are given the opportunity to identify what reparation work they want young offenders to carry out. ● Promote alternatives to custody including continuing the pilots of intensive fostering ● Ensuring that young people are kept occupied at times when they are likely to offend. ● Increase/improve the feedback between courts and youth offending teams. ● Pilot court reviews of high - risk young offenders on community sentences. ● Explore how to further enhance best practice in the delivery of Youth Offending Team programmes. Breaking the cycle of offending ● Improve education and training provide by local authorities for young offenders ● Reinforce the role of Children’s Services in overseeing resettlement provision. ● Develop a more comprehensive package of support for young people leaving custody. ● Expand resettlement and after care provision ● Ensure there is an offender health care strategy in place. Making it happen ● All services and local agencies work together to reduce youth crime with a joined up approach to individual children, young people and their families. ● Ensure the entire workforce, including those working in the youth justice system, have the capacity and skills to help prevent youth offending. ● Actively seek ways of strengthening the role of mainstream services in preventing offending and meeting the needs of Children in the Youth Justice System. ● Improving the accountability of Children’s Trusts for addressing offending and re -offending while maintaining the CDRP and LCJB roles 3 Themes ● Intervening early ● Breaking the cycle of offending ● Making it happen. 1. Where is your PCT/LA in delivering these? 2. What do you need to do? 3. What are the issues/blockages? Youth Justice Board Many Thanks for Participating