Northamptonshire Police have launched a campaign to try and reduce violence in the county.
The so called Early Intervention Programme aims to get the message through to children and young people in an effort to prevent them growing up into violent or abusive adults.
A recent seminar at force headquarters attracted more than 100 people working in policing, local government, education, health, fire and rescue, youth services and the voluntary sector.
Much of the violent crime recorded in the county is domestic related or involves young people, and research shows the two are intrinsically linked.
Therefore, organisers say the key to preventing violence and a whole host of other issues that draw on public services, is to intervene early to break the generational cycle.