In the Media

Blunkett focuses on young offenders

PUBLISHED November 4, 2004

The home secretary has been told the number of juveniles in jail is set to fall by 10 per cent.

David Blunkett was set to address the youth justice convention later on Wednesday, having heard that the Youth Justice Board believes the number of prisoners aged 10-17 will fall by about 280 from the current level of 3,209.
YJB chairman professor Rod Morgan said the government's street crime initiative, and early success of programs designed to prevent children getting involved in crime, would cut the numbers of children being imprisoned.