We welcome this report and the emphasis it puts on a creative, joined up, partnership approach. We firmly believe any solution needs to involve the young people, community, business and local government. We also know that that any solution has to tackle the many overlapping and complex issues that lead to offending or prevent people moving on such as wellbeing issues, homelessness and unemployment.
We are lucky in Leicestershire we have a supportive and creative violence reduction Network who take a holistic view and encourage creativity.Siobhan Hirrell, UP Project Development Officer
The report recognises that funding for projects does need to be long term, its hard to tackle these issues if you are always 12 months away from losing funding.Kieran Breen, CEO of Leicestershire Cares
For more information on the work of our UP Project and how it works with young people who have or are at risk of committing violent offences.