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Antisocial Behaviour Written Answer, 07/01/15 [S]

Written answer given in response to Paul Martin (Lab) question asking the Scottish Government what steps it is is taking to tackle antisocial behaviour

The Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs, Paul Wheelhouse replied that The Scottish Government are continuing to build on their Promoting Positive Outcomes: Working  Together to Prevent Antisocial Behaviour in Scotland’strategy which marked a significant shift in our commitment to tackling antisocial behaviour. Our strategy places prevention, early intervention and diversionary activities at the heart of our work.

Through our CashBack for Communities initiative we have worked with local partners to reinvest more than £74 million from the proceeds of crime back into our local communities –providing over 1.5 million free, positive and healthy diversionary activities to young people and this is aimed at steering them away from antisocial behaviour and crime.

We will analyse the responses to the recent consultation on the Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Act 2004 and work with stakeholders to take forward any necessary action points later this year.

For the full answer to this and other questions see the Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 7 January 2015 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 7 January 2015