Award of two Crime and Disorder Reduction Grants

Reference code: 
DMPCD 2016 12
Date signed: 
03 February 2016
Authorisation name: 
Stephen Greenhalgh (past staff), Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime

Executive summary

This paper is requesting the acceptance of a grant from the London Borough of Southwark and the award of two Crime and Disorder grants to Lynn Boxing Club and Millwall Community Trust.

Recommendation

•    Acceptance of a £73,763 grant from the London Borough of Southwark;
•    Award of a Crime and Disorder Grant of £24,000 to the Lynn Boxing Club to fund a series of engagement and activity programmes for young people aged 12 to 17 years living in Southwark;
•    Award of a Crime and Disorder Grant of £49,763 to the Millwall Community Trust to fund a series of engagement, training and activity programme for persistent young offenders aged 18 to 25 years living in Southwark.

 

Non-confidential facts and advice to the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC)

Introduction and background

1.    The London Borough of Southwark in partnership with the National Probation Service, London Community Rehabilitation Company and the MPS took part in the London Justice Reinvestment (LJR) pilot.  The aim of the pilot was to test the premise that there are significant potential reductions in crime and offending to be made by partners working more effectively together at the local level.  The payment by result outcomes were based on reductions in demand on the criminal justice system rather than reductions in reoffending.

Issues for consideration

2.    The LJR pilot was to test the extent to which local partners in six pilot sites can be incentivised to work together more effectively to tackle crime and reduce reoffending, with financial rewards being made if targets were met.  The targets included a 5% reduction on demand for adult criminal justice services and a 10% reduction on demand for youth criminal justice services.

Financial Comments

3.    The Ministry of Justice has awarded the London Borough of Southwark £773,447 as a result of achieving all targets set as part of the London Justice Reinvestment pilot.  It has been agreed by all partners to split the funding between each partner with the MPS initially receiving £73,763 to invest in two intervention programmes.

4.    Crime and Disorder Reduction grants will be put in place between MOPAC and Lynn Boxing Club and Millwall Community Trust with payment based upon delivery of the agreed services.

Legal Comments

5.    MOPAC can accept a grant from the London Borough of Southwark pursuant to section 92 of the Police Act 1996, which allows a council of a London borough, which falls wholly or partly within the MPD, to make grants for police purposes to the authority.

6.    Under section 9 of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 MOPAC may make a Crime and Disorder Reduction Grant to any person if they are of the opinion that it will secure, or contribute to securing crime and disorder reduction within the MPD.  

7.    Full details are contained within the report attached.

Equality Comments

8.    This work directly impacts on those children and young people, male and female, deemed vulnerable within the London Borough of Southwark, who are involved in or on the periphery of criminal behaviour.  The programmes will be open to all and the children and young people who attend will be selected because they have behavioural or educational problems or are persistent offenders irrespective of their background.

9.    The programmes are run by an established amateur boxing club and community trust, experienced in supporting young people.