The Brantford Police Service have recognized an increase in serious, youth-related violence within Brantford, which has raised concerns within the community.
Youth-related violence is a serious problem that can have lasting, harmful effects on victims and their family, friends, and communities.
Working in close partnership with the Grand Erie District School Board and the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic School Board, the Brantford Police Service would like to reassure the community that these incidents are being addressed and proactive measures are being implemented to ensure the safety and well-being of our community’s youth.
The Brantford Police Service would also like to take this opportunity to remind parents and caregivers of the importance of monitoring the social activity of their young children. Often youth are hesitant to come forward and could downplay an incident as they may fear retaliation from bullies.