Weston to receive funding to tackle youth crime

PUBLISHED: 11:00 23 November 2018

Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens and Chief Constable Andy Marsh

Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens and Chief Constable Andy Marsh

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The South West will receive a £460,000 funding boost to help tackle youth crime.

Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens bid for the Government grant successfully with help from children’s charity Barnardo’s.

She says the money will pay for a new service to help young people at risk of becoming offenders by working with them directly to support families and resolve conflicts.

Upon learning of the funding, Ms Mountstevens said: “This service will allow us to work with children and their families to prevent young people from getting drawn into a life of crime.

“It will also support those who have already offended 
to help steer them in a different, more positive direction.”

The Home Office’s Early Intervention Youth Fund is designed to help safeguard young people who are felt to be at risk of criminal involvement, gang exploitation and ‘county lines’ drugs trafficking.

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