Juvenis was referenced in this Evening Standard article published on 19 October.
The public health approach to youth crime, backed by the Evening Standard as part of a £1 million Save London Lives campaign, calls for trauma-informed approaches to policing.
Divert does not employ any police staff and mainly uses experts from local charities such as Juvenis to do their diversion work. It is now being piloted in Hackney and Tower Hamlets as well, but why has it not been rolled out across London?
Rowlands said: “Commissioner Cressida Dick has visited and thinks Divert is brilliant, but it’s a resource issue. We’ve put funding bids into the Home Office and MOPAC [Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime], and despite our programme being tremendously cost-effective, the only thing stopping this going London-wide is funding.”
Read the full article on the Evening Standard