Preventing violence and crime
Reducing violence in Finnish society is a national objective. The aim is to locate an effective national working model for violence prevention that comprises measures undertaken by several administrative sectors.
- coordinates intimate partner and family violence prevention nationally
- directs and oversees conciliation in matters concerning crime and disputes
- is involved in preventing human trafficking and victim assistance
Strategic emphases and aims
The MSAH strategy for social and health policy and the government programme stress
- improving combatting violence and developing victim support services
- promoting the use of conciliation as a means of conflict solution in various matters concerning crimes and disputes
- improve identification of violence directed at vulnerable groups, such as older people, immigrants, children or people with disabilities
- improving the effectiveness of combatting violence and cross-border crime
- strengthening prevention of crimes violating personal autonomy
- reducing violent crime and violence among youth
The National Development Programme for Social Welfare and Health Care (Kaste) also supports measures to prevent violence and crime.