A scheme hailed as a 'tough alternative to custody' has slashed youth reoffending by 43% in just two years.

Around 1,700 criminals aged between 10 and 17 have been put on the strict tagging and curfew scheme and almost half have stayed out of trouble.
The scheme, the Intensive Supervision and Surveillance Programme (ISSP) also encourages youths with alcohol problems to get a job or go back to school.

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