New sports fund to tackle youth crime in Bassetlaw.
In November the government announced new spending plans to reduce youth crime. Thousands of young people across the country will be put back on track thanks to a £5 million support package for crime reducing sport schemes.
While the number of young people in custody remains at a record low, statistics show around 80% of prolific adult offenders in the country begin committing offences as children - with economic and social costs of reoffending costing the taxpayer an estimated £18 billion per year.
The new funding announced in November builds on the government's work to catch and prevent youth offending earlier than ever - helping to prevent these young people becoming involved in crime or anti-social behaviour.
Charities in Bassetlaw and across the country will bid for new money to run programmes designed to steer young people away from law-breaking and into positive activities aimed at teaching teamwork, resilience and discipline. The new investment is one of the largest youth injustice support packages in a generation, which will work to reduce crime and make streets safer for all.