ATHOLIC priests, headmasters, and social workers will he joining these of other denominations in Salford in a juvenile liaison scheme being launched by the Chief Constable, Mr. J. C. Cotton. in an attempt to combat the increase in juvenile crime.
This action follows a recent meeting between the Chief Constable and 150 headmasters. members of the clergy and social workers.
Under the scheme, which has been in operation in Liverpool for the last 11 years, and which comes into force in Salford on January 1, those found to have committed minor offences, and those in danger of going the wrong way, will he taken before the Chief Constable and cautioned.
"We want to try and help these
youngsters before it's too late," a police spokesman told me.
"We shall have men in plain clothes on the look out for this type of offender, and will try and do all we can to help them, with the co-operation of parents. teachers, and members of the clergy, before the rot sets in and they become cases for the courts, In Salford, I was told, the number of juveniles appearing before the courts for indictable offences had doubled since 1954.