Pilot young offender scheme secures funding

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A pilot project aimed at helping young people in custody is to be led by Waltham Forest Council.

The Youth Justice Board has provided three years worth of funding for the programme, which is taking place across six boroughs.

The aim is to improve education, employment opportunities and relationships.

Councillor Clare Coghill, cabinet member for children and young people, said: “This gives us a fantastic opportunity to develop our existing plans and to help shape national policy on helping young people re-settle into their communities and lead productive lives.”

The other boroughs involved are Islington, Enfield, Redbridge, Hackney and Newham

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7:37pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Villagecranberry says...

So criminals win again.

Law abiding ones ( even some of these come from broken homes) lose.

Why reward bad behaviour when we should be rewarding good behaviour?
So criminals win again. Law abiding ones ( even some of these come from broken homes) lose. Why reward bad behaviour when we should be rewarding good behaviour? Villagecranberry
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