The government is to double the funding for an early intervention scheme tackling violence among young people, as part of a â€œpublic healthâ€ approach to combatting knife crime and other offences.
The money for the early intervention youth fund, which was announced in April by Amber Rudd as home secretary, will be increased from Â£11m to Â£22m over two years, her successor, Sajid Javid, said.
The fund was unveiled asÂ part of the wider strategyÂ to tackle serious violent offences using methods that go beyond policing and focus more on early intervention. The initiative also aims to tackle the drugs market, including for crack cocaine, which is seen as a key driver of violence.
PoliceÂ and crime commissioners in England and Wales will be able to bid for funding from Monday, as will the deputy mayors in London and Greater Manchester who serve that function in their cities. More
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