County Lines - Overview

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County Lines, a drug distribution model typically involving an urban criminal gang travelling to smaller locations to sell heroin and crack cocaine, is a phenomenon that is impacting various areas in England and Wales. Various Youth Offending Teams (YOTs) have expressed that this issue is of concern, or is becoming a concern, in their local areas, and have requested support with accessing materials to aid with recognising, understanding and tackling County Line issues in their area.

To increase awareness of county lines for the management team, practitioners and volunteers working in YOTs and the Secure Estate some materials have been linked below:

 

Please also see County Lines - Islington for more details about how work to address County Lines is being implemented locally.

This page will also include further materials and examples as they become available.

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