LMART wins an Angus Excellence Award in 2007
Local Multi-Agency Resource Teams - LMART
The Local Multi Agency Resource Teams are considered to be a valuable early intervention asset to the Angus Youth Justice Strategy 2009-2012 (1.4 MB PDF). In addition to providing a forum where concerns pertaining to young people can be discussed, it is also a means of directly accessing and providing services on a multi agency basis. 36% of all young people referred to LMART were previously known to the police for offending behaviour.
Six months from point of closure 35% of those previously involved in offending had not been reported for further incidents of offending. Twelve months from point of closure 32% of those previously involved in offending had not been reported for further incidents of offending.
The LMART forums have proven to be an effective tool in tackling anti social behaviour. A number of community concerns have been referred resulting in a multi-agency response to highly visible and problematic issues. The outcomes in these areas have not only benefited the young people but other members of the public and the community as a whole. This has been particularly noticeable in the more rural areas where access to certain services can be limited.
The close links established between the various agencies involved with the Youth Justice Strategy allows the LMARTs to act as a conduit between the early intervention providers such as Restorative Justice and the more specialist services such as the Social Work Community Support Services and Youth Justice Teams.
This goes some way to ensuring that young people who are committing offences in Angus receive an appropriate and proportionate service at a time when it will be most effective.
The Angus LMART video can be viewed on the Tayside Police website.