MacDonald Calls on Falkirk Council to Join National Anti-Knife Crime Programme
Wednesday, 21 May 2014 13:55
Every local authority area in Scotland is being given the opportunity to run Scotland’s award-winning anti-knife crime programme – No Knives, Better Lives (NKBL) – in a drive to continue reducing knife crime.
NKBL has worked with young people in 11 local authority areas to challenge attitudes to carrying and using knives and encourage positive life choices.
Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill announced an additional £550,000 funding for the new campaign.
Commenting on the new funding announcement, Falkirk East MSP Angus MacDonald said:
“Initiatives like No Knives, Better Lives are vitally important in making young people aware of the terrible consequences that carrying a knife can have.
“Since it started in 2009, NKBL has aimed to challenge attitudes to carrying knives and to work with young people to find alternatives to violence and make good decisions about their lives.
“That’s why I am calling on Falkirk Council to apply to have their own award-winning anti-knife crime programme”