Home secretary says early intervention fund can help provide alternatives to offending

The government is to double the funding for an early intervention scheme tackling violence among young people, as part of a “public health” approach to combatting knife crime and other offences.

The money for the early intervention youth fund, which was announced in April by Amber Rudd as home secretary, will be increased from £11m to £22m over two years, her successor, Sajid Javid, said.

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