Assembly examines role of mentoring in averting youth crime

2 November 2011

The London Assembly Time for Action Panel will tomorrow question the following guests about the provision of youth services in London and the role of mentoring in averting youth crime. Questions will include the objectives set for the Mayor’s £1.3m mentoring programme operated by a University of East London led consortium. 

  • Cllr Steve Reed, London Councils Executive Member for Children’s Services and Skills and Employment
  • Lizzie Noel, Mayor’s Adviser Social Action and Volunteering
  • Munira Mirza, Mayor’s Adviser Culture and Youth
  • Roger Hadwen, Senior Policy and Project Officer – Community Safety

At the beginning of the meeting the panel will question Jeff Jacobs, GLA Director of Communities and Intelligence, about the use of statistics in relation to reoffending rates for participants in the Mayoral sponsored Project Daedalus at Feltham Young Offenders Institute.

The meeting is part of the Panel’s review[1] of progress on delivering the Mayor’s Time for Action[2] programme.

Launched in November 2008 “Time for Action” aimed to “set out practical strategies for harnessing and re-directing the energies that lead to youth violence”.

In December 2008 the Panel responded[3] to the Mayor’s proposals with a number of recommendations to strengthen programmes to tackle youth violence.

The meeting will take place on Thursday, 3 November from 2.30pm in the Committee Room 5 at City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1).

Media and members of the public are invited to attend.  The meeting can also be viewed via webcast.

Notes for Editors:

  1. Full details of the review
  2. Time for Action
  3. Response to Time For Action
  4. Full agenda papers
  5. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.