Simon Corbell has announced his grand plan to cut crime in the ACT by 10% by 2015 and motorvehicle theft by 20%.
Mr Corbell said the government had developed a clear plan to achieve the new property crime
“The government believes that stopping the cycle of reoffending, intervening early before offences take
place, creating a more robust support network for victims of crime as well as boosting security to local
community groups all help to prevent criminal activity and achieve the targets,” he said.
“This strategy focuses on government and the community working together to prevent crime, to keep
young people out of the justice system and to reduce the opportunity for crime by making public
places, cars and houses safer.”
Some of the key actions to break the cycle of crime include:
– Provide a turnaround program for vulnerable 12-18 year olds with intensive support needs requiring a multi-service response;
– Enhance Bimberi Youth Justice Centre educational, and training programs;
– Establish and implement the priorities outlined in the Blueprint for Youth Justice in the ACT; and,
– A continued target on recidivist offenders through the ACT Property Crime Targeting Team.