Rising youth crime in Kapiti Coast


Rising youth crime in Kapiti Coast

Mar 20, 2008 11:24 AM

Concerns about rising youth violence in families on the Kapiti Coast have prompted officials to start a new initiative to deal with the issue.

Kapiti police have been called to a number of recent incidents involving young people, including one in which a 16-year-old punched a hole in the wall because he objected to his mother’s rules.

Youth worker Kerry McGoldrick says she is noticing an increase in both verbal and physical abuse by teenagers towards family members. She says it is particularly distressing for parents and she is urging them to seek help.

McGoldrick is working to develop a programme in local schools to help teens with anger issues.


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