Reducing Graffiti and Vandalism From/For Our Youth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 2006, Brent Council was spending approximately £450,000 a year cleaning up graffiti.The London Borough of Brent is a London borough in north west London, and forms part of Outer London. Poor reviews by Brent’s Anti-Social Behavior Steering Group led to the formation in 2007 of the Brent Graffiti Partnership Board, a multi-agency partnership aimed at reducing graffiti in the borough. The multiple programs and education that were made available to Brent’s youth has reduced their graffiti by 25%, engaged many of Brent’s trouble youth into fulfilling educational and or challenging programs, and apprehended 40+ graffiti vandals in Brent area. To see how they did it watch the video in this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stVe5zwCHss&feature=plcp Another successful program educating youth about the consequences of graffiti and vandalism is Neighborhood Watch Programs in Ontario, Canada. They schedule seasonal graffiti removal days and as communities, families get together to help clean up their neighborhoods. One of the major cleaners that back their defense is the Eco-friendly Graffiti Go! a Home Strip product by EcoSolve Americas. The only truly effective water based solvent free graffiti remover that is non-toxic and completely safe for the user and the environment. For more details on this product or The Neighborhood Watch programs success please visit http://www.ecosolveamericas.com

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