We have a received a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for the following:
Statistics which focus around young people and young adults in the Havering area which relate to unemployment, gang crime, general crime, education, youth provision.
We released the following information on 09 February 2012.
The Home Office provides funds to the police and local agencies to support them tackling youth crime. The Home Office, however, does not administer the money, which is allocated by the police and local agencies at their discretion to those areas most affected by youth crime.
The Home Office is aware that the ‘Communities against Gangs, Guns and Knives (CAGGK) Fund’ is currently funding the ‘No Is Cool’ project in Havering. The Fund supports organisations working with young people aged between 10 and 19 years at risk of becoming involved in violence, or those already involved in gang and knife crime. The list of organisations supported by the CAGGK Fund can be found using the following link: http://grantsadmin.co.uk/funding/ We are not aware of any other Home Office-funded project in Havering.
The Home Office contributes to Youth Offending Services in Havering with funding of £16,655.67 in 2011/12 for Youth Offending Team named drugs workers. This money is distributed via the youth justice grant administered by the Youth Justice Board.