The Government's Youth Crime Action Plan details a tough yet prevention-based approach to youth crime, striving where possible to divert young people from such behaviour. It follows Louise Casey's Crime and Communities Review which calls for visible ‘community payback', standardised neighbourhood policing across the UK , and for the community to play their part in fighting crime.
This conference looked at the next five years of tackling youth crime and anti-social behaviour at a local level. Key speakers from Government, the criminal justice system, social care and wider community stakeholders discussed the measures outlined in both documents. The programme also mapped out how to successfully remove the drivers that lead to crime and how to implement the necessary deterrents.