Tackling youth crime and violence
We want to increase the opportunities for young people and give them aspirations and alternatives to bullying, criminal and antisocial behaviour.
To achieve this we will strengthen our existing preventative approaches. These include parenting programmes, positive and diversionary activities and behaviour contracts such as Acceptable Behaviour Agreements (ABAs).
We will support victims as well as perpetrators but where this approach has failed to improve behaviour, we will use the powers available to us responsibly and effectively.