Preventing young offenders signing up for a life sentence

By Steve Ainsworth | 13 April 2021

Living in poverty, suffering with mental health difficulties, or feeling lonely. These are the signs that criminal gangs look out for in the search for new recruits to exploit.

And the pandemic has only heightened the numbers of vulnerable teenagers available to be preyed upon.

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