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Young Offenders: Crime Prevention

Volume 504: debated on Monday 18 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how the funding provided by his Department under the Youth Crime Action Plan has been spent. (311230)

Implementation of the Youth Crime Action Plan is underpinned by a £100 million funding package, which is being used to:

Increase support in all local authority areas for families with most entrenched and complex problems;

Deliver an intensive programme of action in the 69 priority areas where the problem of youth crime is greatest; and

Provide expert support and guidance on recommended approaches to reducing youth crime for these areas, achieving the right balance between enforcement action to tackle the problems on our streets and early intervention to prevent them from happening in the first place.