A terrific scheme in Edinburgh is bringing rowdy local kids and police together - in the library, rather than the streets. It'll make more sense when I say that the library hosts a series of PS2 competitions, letting the kids battle it out with officers for fun and glory:
Around 30 youths aged 13 and 14 took part in the contests, which ran over five weeks and rewarded the winners with shiny new games. Since the scheme kicked off, the number of youth-related crimes in the area is said to have fallen by half, and police are now considering holding more contests across Edinburgh.
Some of the kids even grounded themselves to make sure they didn't get banned from the competitions. That's a result.
[via Game Politics]