Cash boost to deter unruly youngsters

YOUNG troublemakers will receive extra support to help them change their ways following a £250,000 cash boost from central government.The money will enable a support programme to be put in place for young people handed an Anti Social Behaviour Order (ASBO).

YOUNG troublemakers will receive extra support to help them change their ways following a £250,000 cash boost from central government.

The money will enable a support programme to be put in place for young people handed an Anti Social Behaviour Order (ASBO).

Beverley Hughes, young people's minister, said: “We know that tough enforcement is important in challenging young people's bad behaviour.

“But we also know that should be followed with support to tackle the underlying problems.

“These projects are a real opportunity for local areas such as Ipswich to turnaround the lives of the most vulnerable and destructive young people in their community.

“Our aim is to make sure that every young person has the very best start to life. By addressing the underlying causes of bad behaviour we can hope to increase educational attainment and help those at risk of substance misuse.”

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There are a total of 52 areas across the UK set to benefit from the funding.