A Fresh Start to Tackling Youth Crime

The Early Intervention Foundation will be holding a seminar on 5th December at the House of Commons to launch a briefing A Fresh Start to Tackling Youth Crime that has been specifically produced for Police and Crime Commissioners by the Independent Commission on Youth Crime and Antisocial Behaviour. The Commission, hosted by the Police Foundation and chaired by Sir Anthony Salz, reported in the summer of 2010. This briefing provides an update on the Commission’s findings and recommendations.


The seminar will focus on the following questions through a series of talks and debates throughout the morning:

  • Can PCCs break down barriers between local agencies and promote Early Intervention as a key tool in preventing crime?
  • Can we use the profile of PCCs to advocate locally and nationally for Early Intervention as a fundamental part of crime prevention?
  • Does the remit of PCCs allow them to make crucial decisions and shift budgets according to the local landscape?

Provisional speakers (TBC):

  • Carey Oppenheim – CEO, Early Intervention Foundation
  • Chief Superintendent Irene Curtis – President, Police Superintendents’ Association of England and Wales
  • David Utting – Commission Secretary
  • Professor David Smith – Commission member
  • Norman Baker MP – Home Office minister

If you are interested in attending please contact catherine.saunders@police-foundation.org.uk