In the Media

Many on youth scheme reoffend

PUBLISHED September 14, 2004

Eight out of 10 young offenders on a flagship community punishment scheme reoffend within a year, a report says.

But results for persistent criminals on the government's Intensive Supervision and Surveillance Programme were better than typical figures after a jail term.
While 85% of youths on the ISSP scheme committed an offence within 12 months, up to 98% of similar young offenders who are sent to jail reoffend.