Why is Early Intervention so important?
For many young people, the familial, personal or social situations they find themselves in, beyond their control, mean that many may be at increased risk of getting caught up with crime or anti-social behaviour at a very young age.
Other situations, such as the transition from primary to secondary school can be a critical and traumatic time for some young people – small difficulties, left unsupported, in their young lives can often be the start of an escalation towards truancy, exclusion from mainstream school, losing their way and later life involvement in criminal activity. But it doesn’t need to be this way….
Mentoring and the right intervention early on can often halt this path.