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Icehearts is not considered as a diversion from or alternative to time spend in criminal activity. Rather, sport is used as a means of establishing relationships with at-risk children and their families. The programme also aims at preventing circumstances that would lead to the taking of the child into custody by the child welfare authorities. Other objectives are to decrease inequality, prevent truancy and drop-outs, help ensure a peaceful and orderly school environment.
  • Finland
  • Youth crime
  • Initiatives
  • ECPA
  • Youth
  • 2011

The Finnish Government adopted a national crime prevention programme called “Working Together for Safer and More Secure Communities ” in 2016. The National Crime Prevention Programme  was...

  • Finland
  • National crime prevention strategy
  • 2014

Prevention of domestic violence has ascended on the Finnish political agenda since the 1980s. It became even more visible in the late 1990s when the results of the first dedicated violence...

  • Finland
  • Domestic violence
  • National policy
  • 2014

Prostitution

Prostitution is not a crime in Finland, but selling or buying sexual services in public places is criminalised. Prostitutes are mainly considered to be victims of sex business...

  • Finland
  • Trafficking in human beings
  • National policy
  • 2014

“… fear of crime can be regarded as a social problem comparable to crime itself” (National Crime Prevention Program 1999). The Finnish definition of crime prevention focuses on reducing harm...

  • Finland
  • General crime prevention
  • National policy
  • 2014