The Area One Police are trying to steer youths in western Jamaica away from crime by engaging them in a youth summer camp.

Community Safety and Territorial Officer for Hanover, Deputy Superintendent Ainsley McCarthy says the inaugural Youth At Risk Camp is geared towards changing behaviour.

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He says youth camps are held every year throughout Area One, which comprises Westmoreland, Hanover, St. James and Trelawny.

Meanwhile, DSP McCarthy says a number of the children have been showing signs of attention deficit disorder.

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Over 40 young people are attending the camp, which is sponsored by USAID Comet-two, RIU Hotel and others.

The camp ends with a graduation ceremony on Friday.

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