Society is broken, not just fractured in places, broken so badly that the bone protrudes from the skin and a series of operations is needed to repair it! Imagine for a second that you had a knife in your hand, could you just casually thrust out your arm and take a life away without a thought for the person you were attacking? Without a thought for the family and friends that are left to grieve for a life cut short - perhaps a life that would have been used to cure cancer or write the next classic novel? There are people who can, they must be dead on the inside. Society needs to be fixed. It needs more than a band-aid.
CABOT (Challenging Antisocial Behaviour Together incorporating Communities Against Knife Crime ) is a voluntary organisation, we listen, signpost and support people living with antisocial behaviour.
Our office is based in Bristol.
Our officers are all volunteers and have diverse skills bases including the criminal justice system, customer service,local authority and mental health work.
Our organisation is supported by Avon and Somerset Police, Bristol City Council and Safer Bristol Partnership.
We also have a tenant rep, who will help with local authority housing issues in confidence.
We are also taking a proactive stance against knife crime, and would encourage everybody to do the same in a safe and lawful manner. By joining our voices together as a community, we have more chance of being heard than a lone voice shouting in the wind.