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Priority Lead: Kate Langley


Youth Justice Manager, Prospects

What are the key requirements for the young people becoming adults priority?

  • To deliver sensitive, relevant and effective policing ensuring our young people become law-abiding, productive members of society
  • To ensure that the ‘system’ must work for them, not against them

How priority lead Kate Langley is going to deliver the young people becoming adults priority 

This is a brief introduction into how work is developing under ‘Young people becoming adults’ and if you want more detail, you can find it in what we call the Delivery Plan here.

It is my responsibility to see that the aim of the ‘Young people becoming adults’ priority is fulfilled, namely that young people are given the help they need to develop into responsible adults who will contribute to their community.  

Our work links into other relevant other areas of the Police and Crime Plan and we work closely with other key partners, for example developing the Youth Crime Prevention Strategy in collaboration with the Gloucestershire Youth Justice Partnership Board, Health Commissioners, local Community Groups and Community Safety Officers. 

Some of the things we are doing include: 

  • examining how young people view the police and how they are policed, to try to improve relationships
  • reviewing the use of out of court disposals and the effectiveness of restorative justice practice
  • promotional campaigns to get key safety and risk management messages through to young people including internet safety, drug and alcohol use, driving safely, personal safety and sexual exploitation
  • developing community programmes linked to crimes in specific locality areas such as – knife crime, gang crime and sexual exploitation
  • reviewing how we work with young people that go missing, child sexual exploitation and young people that are the victims of domestic abuse
  • developing a new approach to working with young people who are prolific offenders to reduce reoffending rates and the numbers of young people becoming adult offenders

You can get a picture of how we are doing from information which is available from the Gloucestershire Online Pupil Survey, Gloucestershire Youth Justice Partnership Board, User Satisfaction Survey (USS) and GSSJC Scanning Document. However, like the work being done under the other priorities, this is an ongoing process and although baselines have been established to ensure that improvements are measurable, some improvements are well underway such as the review of the out of court disposals, whilst others are expected within the four years of the Police and Crime Plan.

Young people becoming adults

Priority delivery plan

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Projects supported under young people becoming adults

  • Tewkesbury Community Safety Partnership - CSP
    The Safer Neighbourhoods Project is designed to focus on key community safety issues at a neighbourhood level. Projects will include a range of smaller, neighbourhood based projects which meet the overall aims below, are based on local need and are agreed by the Community Safety Partnership.
  • Stroud Community Safety Partnership - CSP
    In the years of partnership activity under the Crime & Disorder Act, many issues have been addressed and many problems resolved. The aim is to ensure that the Safer Stronger Communities Partnership of Stroud continues to produce valuable work in partnership which is enhanced by using small sums of money to support partners in the delivery of its objectives; which directly support the priorities of the Police and Crime Commissioner. The objectives of the Partnership – • Reduce the harm caused to victims, perpetrators and their families resulting from domestic abuse. • Reduce the harm caused to victims, their families and communities by illegal drugs and the misuse of alcohol. • Reduce the harm caused to victims, their families and communities as a result of anti social behaviour. • Reduce the harm caused to victims of criminal and anti social behaviour through hatred, intolerance or prejudice, which is directed at a person because they are different, whether that be because of their race, sexuality, any form of disability or some other personal and individual characteristic of that person. • Reduce the harm caused to victims, their families and communities as a result of cyber crime. • Tackle issues of local concern e.g. road safety, anti-social use of motor vehicles and burglary.
  • Hollie Gazzard Trust
    Hollie's CRUSH project is a structured programme of group support and empowerment for young people in the age range of 13-19 years, covering the transition from youth to young adulthood. The beneficiaries are those at risk of, or affected by, domestic abuse. The money for 2017/18 intends to be used to continue to employ the match funded post already funded this includeds a two day posts which extends the number of hours to the existing community engagement officer
  • Gloucestershire County Council, Clinical Commissioning Group, Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner
    Gloucestershire has a number of services for victims of domestic abuse and their children but it was identified in 2012 that there were no services for un-convicted perpetrators to address their issues and to support changes in behaviour. This approach is targeted at the potential perpetrator who will attend the programme on a voluntary basis which is very different in principle to the post conviction perpetrator training.
  • Tewkesbury Community Safety Partnership - CSP
    The aim of this project is to educate young people aged 13-14yrs old (Yrs 8 and 9) of the dangers of Volatile Substance Abuse (VSA) in order to prevent an increase in users in the Tewkesbury area and reduce the harm caused by VSA.
Page last updated: 10 January 2018