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 Police and Crime Commissioner funding, each Local Authority (Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland, Stockton) CSPs 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. 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 and delivered in a reactive manner, providing short-term interventions in anti-social behaviour hotspots 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 co-ordinate the commissioned Targeted Youth Outreach work and report back to the Office of the PCC on the work undertaken with the funding.