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A PROJECT in North Lanarkshire, which encourages young people to change their behaviour to help reduce the chances of them offending is being recommended for other areas of Scotland.

The Mentoring Plusone project was evaluated by the Scottish Institute for Policing Research at the University of Dundee who said it “shows significant evidence of changing attitudes and behaviour, thus reducing risk factors for future offending”.

The project, which uses mentors to work with eight to 14-year-olds, has also been running in Fife and Scottish Borders.

For full story, see this week’s Times & Speaker, dated Thursday, June 23.