Welsh Labour Government provides extra £1m to prevent youth offending in North Wales

Labour AM for the Vale of Clwyd, Ann Jones, has warmly welcomed the announcement of £1,008,116 funding to North Wales as part of the Welsh Government’s Youth Crime Prevention Fund.

The scheme that will run across Wales will benefit up to 600 children and young people. The fund will support young people who have been arrested for the first time or have been arrested for minor offences. The project will also help young people overcome issues such as family problems, education, employment, domestic violence and anger management.

Mrs Jones said: “Early intervention can be very important in preventing more serious crimes and can head off the entrenchment of criminal behaviour. This is why I welcome over £1 million of the fund being given to North Wales.

“I believe that it is vital to tackle the underlying issues that children and young people may have before they may go on to commit crime.

“The Welsh Government is leading the way to ensure that circumstantial issues are dealt with, diverting young people away from crime and antisocial behaviour.”