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Nacro at the Party Conferences

 

“Crime Prevention: More trouble than it’s worth? Police and crime commissioners and young people”

 

Over the next three weeks Nacro will be holding fringe meetings at the Liberal Democrat, Labour and Conservative Party Conferences. Entitled: “Crime Prevention: More trouble than it’s worth? Police and crime commissioners and young people”, the fringes will examine the role which PCCs will have to play in tackling youth crime, and the value of crime prevention services which stop potential offenders from entering into the criminal justice system.

 

Nacro believes that it is of vital importance to invest in crime prevention services, and to work with young people who are at risk of crime from a very early stage. Young people in the hardest-to-reach communities are often ignored, and a failure to target those at risk of getting into trouble at the right opportunity can result in an escalation of offending behaviour.

 

Community services which can help tackle youth crime and gang culture are under threat and the government needs to ensure that it continues to invest in projects on the ground across the UK. In addition, the election of PCCs will fundamentally change the criminal justice landscape and the way these services are commissioned.

 

You can find examples of the sort of work which Nacro delivers in communities across the UK here.

 

To follow the conversations on Twitter, search #youthzone

 

Liberal Democrat Conference

Sunday 23 September, 1.00pm-2.00pm (Youth Zone, Conference Centre)

Appearing on the panel are:

  • Paul McDowell, Nacro’s chief executive;
  • Lord Dholakia, president of Nacro;
  • Brian Paddick, London Mayoral candidate and ex-Police Commander;
  • Bobby Dean, Liberal Youth executive; and
  • Baroness Hamwee, Lib Dem Home Affairs spokesperson.

 

Labour Conference

Monday 1 October, 7.15pm-8.30pm (Youth Zone, Conference Centre)

Appearing on the panel are:

  • Paul McDowell, Nacro’s chief executive;
  • David Hanson MP, Shadow Minister for Policing;
  • Lord Prescott, PCC candidate for East Yorkshire;
  • Tony Lloyd MP, PCC candidate for Greater Manchester; and
  • Seema Malhotra MP, member of the Justice Select Committee.

 

Conservative Conference

Monday 8 October, 7.00pm-8.15pm (Youth Zone, Conference Centre)

Appearing on the panel are:

  • Paul McDowell, Nacro’s chief executive
  • Stephen Greenhalgh, London Deputy Mayor for Policing;
  • Minister from the Ministry of Justice (TBC); and
  • Ben Gummer MP, member of the Justice Select Committee.

 

 

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Date Published: 

21/09/2012

 

Source: 
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