Plans to hand youth custody budgets to councils are risky

Woodward, Dean
July 2009
Community Care;7/23/2009, Issue 1780, p21
The article discusses the costs associated with young people serving custodial sentences in Great Britain. It is stated that more young people are being sentenced to longer time in prisons resulting in the growing population in prisons. The budget for the local authority's contribution towards placements is generally held centrally by local authorities. The author thinks that one must start by considering whether it will improve the delivery of services to young people.


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