New measures to reduce youth crime and anti social behaviour

The Youth Inclusion Programme and Youth Inclusion and Support
Panels are to be expanded by 50 per cent as part of the Home
Office’s five year plan.

The two Youth Justice Board programmes aim to divert young
people from age eight to sixteen from getting involved in

Currently the YIPs, which are for 13 to 16 year olds,  runs in
72 neighbourhoods in England and Wales. They are funded jointly by
the YJB and Lottery’s New Opportunities Fund.

YISPs are multi agency panels set up to prevent anti-social
behaviour and offending by 8 to 13 year olds by identifying
children at risk and helping families access appropriate

The strategic plan also outlines measures for neighbourhood
policing teams,  and more use of new technology such as satellite
tracking to monitor offenders,.

Fixed penalty notices will be extended to new offences including
the misuse of fireworks, and new ways to tackle antisocial
behaviour will be piloted in 50 areas.

These will include specialist prosecutors and anti-social
behaviour response courts.

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