Recently, the Minister for Employment and Integration, Johan Pehrson (L), visited Hjällbo in Gothenburg. Representatives from the police, social services and the business community were present.

Focus on prevention

The purpose of the meeting was to find out how different actors in society work against exclusion, and the minister heard about the "Right Curve" initiative, which works preventively with children and young people who are at risk of being drawn into crime.

"The right curve and other similar measures are absolutely central if we are to be able to fight crime in the long term. We need to prevent more, says Johan Pehrson (L).

Can spread in the country

The model, which SVT Nyheter Väst previously reported on, comes from Germany. The support is offered to children between the ages of 8 and 15. The children are identified on the basis of, among other things, police reports and age.

It is the police who make the first contact and offer the family interventions that are tailored to each child's specific needs. The intervention is voluntary and requires the consent of the family.

Start the clip to find out how many families have signed the contracts.