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Reoffending Rates

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 29 April 2008

11. To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is taking through the youth justice system to reduce reoffending rates. (202054)

Between 2000 and 2005 youth re-offending has reduced by 2.5 per cent. We are building on this by developing a cross-government youth crime action plan which will set out work to reduce offending and reoffending by young people. We also continue to work with partners to improve practice and performance. This includes ensuring that the right performance frameworks and indicators are in place and putting in place a delivery plan to reduce youth reoffending.