New Kent Police fund to help keep youngsters away from crime

New Kent Police fund to help keep youngsters away from crime

New Kent Police fund to help keep youngsters away from crime

First published in News News Shopper: Photograph of the Author by , news editor

The Kent Police and Crime Commissioner has launched a scheme supporting projects which help keep young people away from crime and anti-social behaviour.

Anne Barnes launched the Youth Diversion Fund last week available to community and voluntary groups which provide activities for youngsters.

Groups can apply for grants of up to £10,000 a year, preferably with matched-funding, for projects which divert young people from crime or anti-social behaviour or positively address potential risk-taking behaviours.

Mrs Barnes said: “I firmly believe once a young person is in the Criminal Justice System, it’s very hard to get them out again.

“It’s part of my police and crime plan to educate young people and divert them away from crime and anti-social behaviour, so I’m delighted I’ve been able to find the funding to launch a new Youth Diversion Fund.”

The deadline for proposals is May 14 with the Commissioner hoping to have made her decisions by May 30.

Visit kent-pcc.gov.uk/partnerships

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11:41pm Sat 19 Apr 14

white rabbit9 says...

So you want children to learn how to be the ultimate criminal, learn how to steal money legally? work for a bank and steal money legally, makes sense.
So you want children to learn how to be the ultimate criminal, learn how to steal money legally? work for a bank and steal money legally, makes sense. white rabbit9
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