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Project name: Substance Misuse Diversion and Support Project -
Priority Type: Young people becoming adults
Total Investment: £80,000.00
Awarded: 2017/18
Over: 2 Years
Location: Gloucestershire

About the project:

To reduce the number of young people entering the justice system as a result of minor drug offences and where it is not in the best interests of justice, the community or the young person to pursue a formal process.To ensure that all young people at risk of entering the criminal justice system for drugs related offences are offered an intervention designed to provide advice, support and guidance in relation to their substance misuse at an early stage and prevent further offending.To ensure that all young people who do enter the criminal justice system for drugs related offences are also offered an intervention to address substance misuse issues and prevent further offending.To partner with the police to effectively identify young people in the criminal justice system or at risk of entering the criminal justice system through substance misuse and related offending behaviours. To avoid unnecessary criminalisation, which is likely to impact on young people’s life chances.To identify and work with the underlying causes of crime where substance misuse is assessed as being linked to offending behaviour.To engage these young people, and assess their needs as early as possible and provide a suitable support package designed to identify their substance misuse issues and provide alternative solutions.To ensure that young people understand the legal ramifications of using and dealing substances.To ensure that young people understand the potential health and social consequences of using and dealing substances.To ensure young people arrested for minor drug related offences are dealt with in a timely and efficient manner.

Investment Periods:

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
£0.00 £0.00 £0.00 £0.00
2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21
£40,000.00 £40,000.00 £0.00 £0.00

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Page last updated: 28 November 2018