Dealing effectively with young offenders


Crime Reduction Strategy


Dealing effectively with young offenders

A key part of our strategy is the action we are taking to deal with young offenders, who commit a significant proportion of all offences and who will go on to become adult offenders
– unless their criminal behaviour is nipped in the bud.

We are focussing on speeding up youth justice; establishing new more demanding types of punishment for young offenders with a greater emphasis on reparation and victims; establishing
a national Youth Justice Board to promote local and national measures to prevent young people offending, and youth offending teams to bring together all the agencies with a contribution
to make; and channelling investment into early intervention projects to work with parents and children to promote the development of pre-school, disadvantaged, children.

Crime Targets Task Force
December 1999

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