Introduced by the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs) have a statutory responsibility to develop and implement strategies to reduce crime and disorder, substance misuse and re- offending in their local area – including anti-social behaviour.
CSPs are made up of representatives from the six responsible authorities, these include the Local Authority, Police, Fire Brigade, Community Rehabilitation Company, National Probation Service, and Clinical Commissioning Group.
Using PCC funding each Local Authority (Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland, Stockton) CSP will commission a Voluntary and Community Sector organisation to deliver a targeted street based youth outreach service with the aim of reducing youth antisocial behaviour. In Redcar & Cleveland the service will be delivered by the Local Authority Streetz team.
The service will deliver a range of early intervention, diversionary and positive activities centred on assertive street based youth work, engaging with young people aged 5-18 who are at risk of exploitation, and/or of becoming involved in anti-social behaviour activity.
The service will be intelligence led delivered in a reactive manner, providing short term interventions in antisocial behaviour hotspot locations identified by partnership information and analysis and reviewed at local multi agency meetings. The service delivery organisation will sit on these multi agency meetings.
A Local Authority lead will be identified to coordinate the commissioned Targeted Youth Outreach Service and report back to the OPCC on activity undertaken with PCC funding.