POLICE officers have visited 16 youths in Manor and Arbourthorne in Sheffield to talk about their behaviour.
They have handed out formal advisory letters and acceptable behaviour contracts and have spoken to the parents of the youths caught causing trouble or deemed at risk of getting involved in crime.
A police spokesman said: “These methods work. We know that, for most, once their parent, school and housing provider become involved, they realise the implications and change their behaviour.
“For those who do not, the Youth Offending Service takes an active involvement.”