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Youth Crime (Peterborough)

Volume 449: debated on Monday 11 September 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he is taking to tackle youth crime in Peterborough; and if he will make a statement. (53701)

The Youth Justice Board awarded a grant of £248,000 to Peterborough Youth Offending Team (YOT) for services to prevent youth crime and anti-social behaviour between 2005 and 2008. The grant is to fund an activity-based Youth Inclusion Programme (YIP) and develop the role of a Youth Offending Service co-ordinator. The YOT is also planning to part-fund a multi agency Youth Inclusion Support Panel (YISP), to provide support for young people at risk, providing it can attract additional partnership funding. The YOT also receives £755,700 per annum to provide a range of services for young offenders during and after their custodial sentence, including the Intensive Supervision and Surveillance Programme (ISSP), and Resettlement and Aftercare Provision (RAP) for young offenders with substance misuse problems. The YOT uses a multi-agency response to increase the resources and expertise available.