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Youth justice team cuts criticised in Tynwald

Comments during debate on chief constable's report

A number of Tynwald members are clear in their minds about the reasons for a 22% jump in the number of young people being arrested in the Isle of Man.

The comments came as they debated the chief constable's annual report during yesterday evening's session of the court.

They spoke about how a youth justice team the Island was once proud of had been vastly reduced in its effectiveness, thanks to budget cuts reducing the number of staff from five to two.

Members such as Douglas Central MHK Ann Corlett also spoke about how investment now would certainly pay off in the future.

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