Latest News Headlines
On-Air Now
Listen Live
Facebook

Police 'committed' to reducing youth offending

Fri, 05 Aug 2016


Police on the Isle of Man say they're 'committed' to trying to keep young people away from a life of crime. 
 
That's despite what the Chief Constable has described as a "difficult year" for the Youth Justice Team which had its budget slashed by the Department of Health and Social Care. 
 
The multi-agency public protection unit works with children who've committed crime in a bid to reduce reoffending.
 
Between April 2015 and March this year 30 youngsters were subject to a 'Final Warning Caution' - of these 13 went on to reoffend. 
 
In addition 48 cases were taken through the court process - Sergeant Kevin Quirk says this isn't always viewed as a negative outcome:

Media

  • Kevin Quirk

Bookmark and Share