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.
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Projects supported under young people becoming adults
Commissioned Victim ServicesVictim ServicesThe aims of this project are to provide a comprehensive service to victims of crime in Gloucestershire. This will be achieved by providing additional third party support targeted at the most vulnerable victims and those with additional needs. Our project is victim focussed and is tailored to meet the needs and situation of those that we serve. This project will allow the staff and volunteers, to not only provide a more comprehensive service, but also to address issues which are compounded by the crime suffered and act in many cases as simple, but effective barriers to Victim recovery.
Outward BoundGloucestershire ConstabularyThe scheme supports up to 20 young people (this will be 30 young people in 2015/16) to participate in a 5 day Outward Bound Course at the Outward Bound Centre in Aberdovey, Wales. Young people are selected from across the county through a selection process and identified and put forward by schools, youth organisations and Police Staff.
Moving OnShiretraining Workshops LTD; OpenHouse UKOver the last two years we have seen an increase in young people attending our training who are substance dependent. We have also been working with the Gloucestershire's young people offending team to provide education for young people already having been convicted of offences. We would like to provide funded education places that include a mentor working directly with these young people to aid the success of their training.
ASTRAGloucester County Council & ProspectsTo partner with the police, social care and health and other agencies to effectively identify young people who go missing or run away from home or social care and to receive immediate and ongoing support.
Newent Initiative Youth ServiceNewent Initiative TrustSix months set up involving liaison with local businesses to find the opportunities, work with the young people to identify need and also approaching other agencies/organisations/businesses with regards to possible funding for this project. Resulting project will be around young people having access to local volunteering opportunities and helping with CV writing etc.