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Minister promises decision on YOT funding before Christmas

By Alison Bennett |

20 November 2007

Justice minister David Hanson has urged youth offending teams (YOTs) to hold back on cuts to prevention services, indicating that funding will be announced before Christmas.

Education in custody could be put in the hands of local authorities under plans unveiled by Children's Secretary Ed Balls.

Chief constables are due to agree on the Association of Chief Police Officer's (ACPO) youth strategy next month.

The government has created a Whitehall unit to oversee youth justice policy.

A guide to help housing associations set up parenting programmes to support families in crime-ridden areas launched yesterday (13 November).

Teenagers from youth charity Rainer called on Gordon Brown to improve job opportunities for young people during a visit to 10 Downing Street.

More than half of youth offending team (YOT) workers spend at least a quarter of their time at work completing paperwork, a survey has revealed.

A survey on the success of referral orders has been launched by The Association of Panel Members (AOPM).

The tables are to be turned on the authorities in Camden when young people become the judges in a mock courtroom.

Polmont Young Offenders Institution (YOI) in Scotland is so overcrowded that its future holding all convicted prisoners under the age of 21 is in doubt.