Explore Potential for a Comprehensive Approach to Early Intervention to Support Children and Young People at Risk of Criminality

Project Updates as at 31 May 2017

Status: Conceptualisation

  • This project has not yet achieved its March 2017 interim target to deliver a Strategic Assessment.
  • A cross-ministerial working group has been established and consultation has been undertaken, in an effort to identify a more coordinated approach for supporting young people at risk of criminality.

Next key milestone: Completion and submission of the Strategic Assessment (last estimated timeline:  31 May 2017).

Estimated project completion timeline: N/A – Project has not yet been initiated.

Project Updates as at 30 November, 2016

Status: Conceptualisation

This project is complex in scope and involves a wide range of agencies, inside and outside of Government. A sub-committee of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Youth Affairs (IMYCA) has been formed to take the project forward, and a survey document has been administered to over 100 stakeholders determined to be involved with the risk factors identified, as a first step, and data analysis has begun.  The Ministry is working towards a deadline of the end of January 2017, to complete its report and provide a range of options for the way forward. However, the initial results of the data analysis indicate that more in depth consultations (with at least the larger stakeholders) will be required and the deadline may need to be extended.

Project Updates as at 25 May, 2016


Minister: Hon. Osborne Bodden

Project Sponsor: Ms. Dorine Whittaker, Chief Officer

Overview (taken from Cabinet’s Project Future Programme Brief): This project will evaluate existing activity which could form part of an early intervention progamme to divert young people what are at risk away from crime.  It will establish a suitable programme of risk-based, early intervention, based on established international practice .

Status: Not yet  progressed.

Ministry/Portfolio Update:

  • As per agreed timelines, a Strategic Assessment is currently scheduled to be delivered by 31 December, 2016 .