Ending Gang and Youth Violence

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-12-19
Session date: 
December 19, 2012
Reference: 
2012/3854
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Eighteen London Boroughs received Home Office Ending Gang and Youth Violence funding in 2012-13. Given that tackling youth crime and violence in London are a priority, have you met with government to discuss whether funding for the valuable initiatives started under this programme will be available in 2013-14? Will you look at directly funding work in 2013-14?

Answer

Answer for Ending Gang and Youth Violence

Answer for Ending Gang and Youth Violence

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Home Office Ending Gang and Youth Violence Programme is a one year programme which has allocated funding to priority London Boroughs in 2012/13. MOPAC officers have met with Home Office colleagues to discuss plans for the potential continuation of Ending Gang and Youth Violence activity beyond March 2013.

The Home Office will confirm whether any additional funding will be made available for the Ending Gang and Youth Violence Programme once the Comprehensive Spending Review has been completed.

The Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime has written to borough Leaders outlining MOPAC's approach to distributing community safety funding across the capital for 2013/14, and beyond. Boroughs will make proposals to a 'challenge fund' in line with Mayoral priorities around both prevention and reducing reoffending, both of which will have a clear focus on reducing gang-associated crime and violence.