New £20 Million Fund to Help Keep Children Out of the Criminal Justice System

Posted: Thu, 25 Mar 2021 12:45

New £20 Million Fund to Help Keep Children Out of the Criminal Justice System

A new £20 million fund has been launched to investigate how diversionary programmes can keep children can keep children aged 10-17 years out of the criminal justice system.

The Youth Endowment Fund - another chance: diversion from the criminal justice system' seeks to understand how offering alternatives to arrest, conviction and custody to children who've offended can sustainably prevent them from becoming involved in violence later in their lives.

The Fund which is open to any organisation which receives referrals from a relevant statutory service will invest in 10 – 20 programmes.

The fund will open for applications on the 19th April – 14th May 2021.

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