Stewart Dickson MLA opening our Reducing Offending Fringe Event at the Alliance Party Conference
Include Youth hosted a Reducing Offending: Young People’s Ideas on What Works fringe event at the Alliance Party Conference on April 21 2012.
40 people participated in the discussion, which was sponsored by Stewart Dickson MLA, and enabled delegates to hear directly from young people on what they thought would help reduce offending.
Paula Rodgers from Include Youth also give an input based on the premise that the key to reducing offending lies in maximum diversion and minimum formal intervention.
The current policy agenda – including the Prison Review, the Youth Justice Review and the forthcoming Draft Strategic Framework for Reoffending - presents us with a hugely important opportunity to shape and influence how our society vulnerable children and young people.