Awareness of the importance of crime prevention

A Number of district level seminars to create awareness of the importance of crime prevention and also to train young persons to take leadership in crime prevention were held for school children in the districts of Kurunegala, Gampaha, Kalutara and Colombo. Each of these seminars was attended by about 500 children and the school prefects and the senior students were encouraged to play a leading role in organizing and conducting them. The ACPF – Sri Lanka Chapter provided the financial assistance and resource persons. The children were encouraged to identify the types of crime prevalent in their locality and the role they could play to prevent them.