Focusing on Alternatives to Crime Edinburgh
North delivers a varied and needs led work based
programme to identified groups of young people at risk
of crime, anti-social behaviour, social exclusion and
alienation. The young people are supported to develop
skills for work and life and overcome additional barriers
so that they can reach their full potential. They are also
encouraged to engage in a range of activities and
opportunities which will increase their confidence and
self esteem, as well as broaden their horizons
and experiences. In turn all of this helps steer
young people away from continued unsafe and offending
behaviour. The team also participate in research and aim
to use their experiences to influence youth justice policy
and practice, for example their work with Police
Scotland and the Scottish Government regarding “Stop
and Search”

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