Municipality to get more funds for compulsory institutional care of young criminals
We'll go in with a total of half a billion now to subsidise LVU, for young people who risk getting caught up in criminality. That will have a big impact, says Morgan Johansson when he presents his budget at Gamlegården youth recreation centre.
”If you want to split up criminal gangs you must deal with the leaders and get them out of their surroundings”Morgan Johansson (S), Minister for Justice and Migration
Compulsory institutional care as in LVU is carried out in certain cases where minors are at risk, for example of getting involved in criminality. But it costs a great deal - Kristianstad pays out about 8,600 crowns a day for such care.
– Today the municipality bears the whole brunt of that cost. Next year we will spread the subsidy out over the whole country. That means that the cost of compulsory institutional care will be reduced, the minister says, and goes on:
– If you want to split up criminal gangs you must deal with the leaders and get them out of their surroundings. Then we must work with open social measures against the hangers-on, the ones on the perimeter.
What does the budget mean for Kristianstad and for Region Skåne?
– Skåne will get an extra 1.3 billion and Kristianstad municipality will receive an extra 62 million crowns in state grants.
Municipal commissioner Anders Tell (S) is delighted with the extra money to Kristianstad and says that now they can ”see the light at the end of the tunnel”.
– Now we're getting more than 60 million to use to develop welfare, which is a good extra contribution. It is also a good thing that we are getting more tools to use in our fight against unemployment. A third thing that is important is that security is being given priority, and we know that more police officers will be stationed in Kristianstad.
About 60 children and young people from Kristianstad municipality are placed in accordance with LVU or in other forms of home.