Programmes to support people in custody (1)

MQT on 2017-11-16
Session date: 
November 16, 2017
Question By: 
Siân Berry
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


The Metropolitan Police Service Divert scheme connects young people in police custody to employment, education, and training services that help young people find positive alternatives upon release. How will you ensure that programmes like this continue to be funded and expanded across London?


Answer for Programmes to support people in custody (1)

Answer for Programmes to support people in custody (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The MPS DIVERT programme is delivered by the Milestone Foundation who secure their funding through Corporate Social Responsibility and City-based schemes that support surrounding boroughs. The MPS continues to support the work of Milestone foundations and their applications for funding.

Additionally, I have protected and maintained the London Crime Prevention Fund (LCPF) budget at £72 million for the duration of this Police and Crime Plan, despite mounting pressure on the MPS budget. This plays a crucial role in helping to deliver a wide variety of services, including the early intervention and rehabilitation of offenders in the community.