Divert: Tackling violent crime at its roots
In an article in the Sunday Telegraph, Shaun Bailey a member of the London Assembly writes that ‘we need to deal with the underlying issues that push our young men towards gangs and criminality”. The full article can be found here. The article praises Divert, a London based youth diversion project, which is proving particularly successful in getting gang members out of crime and into employment and education.
Wilf Pickles, BGP director, and a trustee of Divert said “Divert is a ground-breaking project and engages with young offenders, diverting them from crime and into employment and education. The project has reduced re-offending rates from 29% to 7%. This success shows the value in rolling this project out throughout London, and elsewhere in the country”.