Intervening at the earliest opportunity to divert young people from being the victims or offenders of the future
Increasing investment to prevent and divert young people away from criminality through the Youth Offending Service.
The Force will increase activity that will divert young people away from crime when they need support. If young people do not want to accept support, the Force will robustly attempt to disrupt their criminal or anti-social activity
The Force will deliver the Community Initiative to Reduce Violence to prevent young people from becoming embroiled in gang and knife crime.
Lead on the Serious Violence and Early Intervention programme of activities to support young people at risk of involvement with gangs and criminal activity
Directly invest to provide additional support to schools and other agencies working with young people to divert them away from social care and criminality.
Invest to bolster the existing Children’s and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) to prevent young people’s mental health issues escalating – a known factor that can lead to issues with criminality in later life.
Set up a targeted youth service that will intervene in areas of the county where the need is greatest, to address problem behaviour amongst young people
To embed the approach to policing the University of Northampton that has begun in the past year.
Work closely with core statutory partners under new Working Together arrangements for children’s safeguarding, to ensure that all relevant actions are taken so that children and families are given the support they need at the right time.
Increase road safety and the perceptions of safety in our county
Through the newly formed Northamptonshire Road Safety Alliance, develop approaches to change driver behaviour and to educate and prevent death and serious injuries on our roads, setting out clear priorities to be tackled by 2020.
Launch the facility to enable road users to upload video evidence of careless or dangerous driving directly to the police for assessment.
Strengthen support to the Safer Roads Team that will allow additional time for police officers to concentrate on road policing issues
Develop driver education programmes for young drivers, older drivers and working drivers
Continue to support educational programmes such as CarKraft
Launch a Community Road Safety Fund to allow local communities to bid for funds to implement their own local solutions to identified road safety issues.