Her eldest was missing school and heading for a life of crime. Now he's at college and training to become a mechanic.
This mum is now seeing the highs of how the Youth Intervention Programme has helped her two boys.
But before is was only the lows - No matter what she did her boys seemed hell-bent on missing school and getting up to mischief
Staff will undertake a thorough assessment of the circumstances of the young person's life to identify the issues which may lead to offending.
Ongoing support and encouragement is offered through a mix of one to one casework, targeted group work, and referrals, with the eventual aim of helping them engage in mainstream services and become active community members.