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Young Offenders

Volume 501: debated on Wednesday 25 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice for what reasons some youth offending teams represent more than one local authority. (301298)

Local authorities are responsible for the formation of youth offending teams and, on occasion, neighbouring local authorities will decide to provide a joint service across their areas. This is in accordance with the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, Section 39(2).