Sport England has awarded the National Alliance of Sport for the Desistance of Crime (NASDC) £100,000 of National Lottery funding to look into how sport can be used to help tackle crime and anti-social behaviour.
The investment will help the project gather fresh insight into the lifestyles of young people at risk of anti-social behaviour and offending.
Delivered in partnership with Street Games and supported by the Youth Justice Board and the Ministry of Justice, the nationwide project will look into key areas, including:
- Training for community and health professionals, using sport to reduce youth anti-social behaviour
- The effective use of sport by local authorities, particularly via their Early Intervention strategy and Community Safety Partnership
- The effective use of sport by magistrates, police, youth offending teams, and troubled families teams
- Work to understand how sport could become part of the recommendations to a judge for sentencing as an alternative to a custodial sentence
- Engagement with sport for persistent offenders as part of a structured rehabilitation programme.
To find out more click here; https://www.sportengland.org/news-and-features/news/2017/september/7/power-of-sport-to-help-tackle-crime/