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Reducing Offending

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As a parent, carer or responsible adult working with young people it can be very difficult to support a young person to stay the right side of the law. 

Unfortunately, many young people can end up getting involved with crime or antisocial behaviour. The circumstances that cause young people to offend are often complex and there can be many contributing factors; from poor housing to behavioural problems, financial hardship or drug and alcohol issues. Understanding the reason for young people’s behaviour is key to offering the appropriate support.

Infobuzz know there is not one simple solution suitable for all young people and therefore offer tailored support for both individuals and groups. If you are concerned about a young person you are working with, or your son/daughter is engaging in risky behaviour, please contact Infobuzz to discuss possible services which include;

  • One-to-one support in the form of mentoring or counselling. 

  • Group work sessions exploring topics such as; knife/gun crime, life in prison, the real consequences of crime.

Great Practice with the Great Expectations Project

The Great Expectations project is delivered in partnership with The Police and funded by The Police Crime Commissioner. It is a great example of innovative partnerships working with young people at risk of offending.

The project is funded to be delivered in alternative school provisions and gives current serving offenders the opportunity to deliver a series of workshops to young people including; education on knife and gun crime, the impact of drugs and alcohol and stories from the inside. High risk individuals are then further identified and matched with ex-offenders who offer an on-going mentoring service.

The project has had great success and is seen as a dynamic approach to youth offending through partnership working. If you would like to discuss getting involved in this type of forward thinking work, Infobuzz would love to hear from you.