More cash must be ploughed into innovative schemes to turn teenagers away from a life of crime after their success in Bradford, MPs say today.
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Restorative justice saves nine times as much money as it costs to run, police say.
Four prisons are to be taken over by the private sector, the Ministry of Justice has announced, in a controversial move minsters claim will save millions of pounds.
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OFFENDERS who have committed low-level crimes will face a panel of their peers after a major new community justice scheme arrived in Wigan.
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More offenders will have to meet their victims and apologise before being sentenced under a rapid expansion of restorative justice unveiledon Tuesday.
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Private companies, charities and voluntary organisations will be paid if they stop criminals reoffending under plans for a “rehabilitation revolution” to be outlined by the Prime Minister today.
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“I could feel the tension and hatred when they came into the room – but three quarters of an hour later there were buckets of tears.”
John Gallagher describes a neighbour dispute which had run for seven years and descended into an anti-social behaviour case.
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Every local authority is grappling with the challenge of increasing demand for services at a time of severe financial constraint. To meet this challenge we will need new partnerships and new relationships with our residents to help us solve local problems.
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A disabled bike thief and a Cambridge University student are among hundreds of offenders to be dealt with by police using “quick” justice.
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Young offenders came face-to-face with a victim of their crimes as a Government pilot project to tackle yob behaviour got under way in Wakefield.
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The number of under-16s held in custody in Gloucestershire has fallen by 68% over five years, a BBC investigation has found.