Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs) have a statutory responsibility to develop and implement strategies to reduce crime and disorder.
In addition, their strategies should tackle substance misuse and re-offending in their area – and that includes antisocial behaviour.
CSPs were introduced by the Crime and Disorder Act 1998.
They are made up of representatives from the six responsible authorities. They include local authorities, police, the fire brigade, the Community Rehabilitation Company, National Probation Service, and the Clinical Commissioning Group.
Using PCC funding, each Local Authority CSP (Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland, Stockton) will commission a Voluntary and Community Sector organisation.
They will deliver a targeted street-based youth outreach service with the aim of reducing youth antisocial behaviour. In Redcar & Cleveland, the local authority Streetz team will deliver the service.
The service will deliver a range of early intervention, diversionary and positive activities. It will be centred on assertive street-based youth work.
Teams will engage with young people aged five to 18, who are at risk of exploitation, and/or of becoming involved in antisocial behaviour.
The service will be intelligence-led and delivered in a reactive manner. It will provide short-term interventions in antisocial behaviour hotspots. partnership information and analysis will identify hotspots.
Local multi-agency meetings will review hotspots. The service delivery organisation will sit on these multi-agency meetings.
A Local Authority lead will coordinate the commissioned Targeted Youth Outreach Service. The lead will report back to the OPCC on activity undertaken with PCC funding.