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The Ministry of the interior has the main responsible to develop the work of Anchor in Finland. The national contact point for the work of Anchor is the Head of Development in the Ministry of the Interior: Tarja Mankkinen, +358 295 488 370, [email protected]

 

Regional Anchor work

The work of Anchor is delivered on several regions Finland. Please note that the contact information below is intended only for non-urgent matters related to Anchor work.

Here are the contact details for regional Anchor work operators:

Helsinki
Tavastia
Eastern Finland
Eastern Uusimaa
Southeast Finland
Lapland
Southwest Finland
Western Uusimaa
Oulu
Ostrobothnia
Inner Finland

 

Helsinki

Helsinki

Description of activities:The Anchor team meets its clients with the objective of, for instance, ending the spiral into crime of the child or the adolescent, preventing violence in close relationships, or offering comprehensive help to the victim/perpetrator and directing them to the right support services. In addition to the police, the Anchor team consists of social workers and a psychiatric nurse.

Contact information:

 

Tavastia

Forssa, Jokioinen, Tammela, Ypäjä, Humppila

Description of activities: The Anchor team in Forssa works with crimes committed by underaged offenders and other concerns related to minors, as well as reports of domestic violence and violence in close relationships. In addition, the team offers expert advice on matters related to young people. The team consists of a police officer, a social worker and a psychiatric nurse.

Contact information:

  • Forssa Police Station, Murrontie 3, FI-30420 Forssa
  • Police officer: +358 29 543 4418
  • Nurse: +358 45 359 3718
  • Social worker: +358 40 769 3321

Hämeenlinna, Hattula, Janakkala

Description of activities:The Anchor team in Hämeenlinna works with crimes committed by underaged offenders and reports of domestic violence and violence in close relationships. In addition, the team offers expert advice on matters related to young people.

  • Contact information:
  • Hämeenlinna Police Station, Hattelmalantie 2, 13130 Hämeenlinna
  • Police officer: +358 029 543 7801
  • Social worker: +358 50 523 5226
  • Psychiatric nurse: +358 50 407 9184
  • Social welfare supervisor: +358 50 381 3917
  • Youth worker: +358 40 541 2790

Lahti, Heinola, Orimattila, Asikkala, Hartola, Hollola, Kärkölä, Padasjoki, Sysmä, Pukkila, Myrskylä

Description of activities: The Päijät-Häme Anchor team works with crimes committed by underaged offenders and conducts the interviews related to these matters, and also addresses any other concerns related to young people arising from other operators. In addition, the team works actively in social media.

Contact information:

  • Lahti Main Police Station, Esikuntakatu 4, FI-15700 Lahti
  • Police officer: +358 29 543 7445 or +358 29 543 7456
  • Social worker: +358 44 716 1736
  • Outreach youth worker: +358 44 416 3216 or +358 44 416 3215
  • Youth worker for marginalised youth: +358 44 719 1232 or +358 44 719 1272

Riihimäki, Loppi, Hausjärvi

Description of activities: The Anchor team in Riihimäki consists of a police officer, a full-time social worker, a psychiatric nurse as well as a youth worker for marginalised youth. The team addresses crimes committed by underaged offenders and other concerns related to minors, works with reports of domestic violence and violence in close relationships, and offers expert advice on matters related to young people.

Contact information:

  • Riihimäki Police Station, Temppelikatu 8, FI-11100 Riihimäki
  • Police officer: +358 29 543 7951
  • Psychiatric nurse: +358 40 330 4233
  • Youth worker for marginalised youth: +358 40 330 4719
  • Social worker: +358 400 852 320

 

Eastern Finland

Kuopio

Description of activities: The purpose of the Anchor team activities is to prevent the social exclusion of children and adolescents with the following procedures: Early intervention in the criminal behaviour of underaged children and adolescents, determining the comprehensive life situation and need for support of young clients, and directing the young clients to appropriate help/support services. In addition, the tasks of the Anchor teams include improving internal security with multi-professional co-operation (such as the threat function) and by getting out on the streets to meet face to face with young people. In Kuopio, the team consists of the team leader and four police officers, the department’s social worker as well as professionals placed in the team by the City of Kuopio: a social worker, a youth worker and a psychiatric nurse.

Contact information:

  • Police officers: +358 29 545 6651; +358 29 545 5135, +358 29 545 5011, +358 29 545 5142, +358 29 545 6190
  • Social worker: +358 29 545 6604 or +358 44 718 3305
  • Youth worker: +358 44 718 2683
  • Psychiatric nurse: +358 44 718 6396
  • [email protected]

Joensuu

Description of activities:The purpose of the Anchor team activities is to prevent the social exclusion of children and adolescents with the following procedures: Early intervention in the criminal behaviour of underaged children and adolescents, determining the comprehensive life situation and need for support of young clients, and directing the young clients to appropriate help/support services. In addition, the tasks of the Anchor teams include improving internal security with multi-professional co-operation (such as the threat function) and by getting out on the streets to meet face to face with young people. In Joensuu, the team consists of four police officers, the city youth worker for marginalised youth and a social welfare supervisor.

Contact information:

  • Police: +358 29 545 6223, +358 29 545 6321, +358 29 545 6463, +358 29 545 6315
  • Social welfare supervisor: +358 50 432 9689
  • Youth worker for marginalized youth: +358 50 572 5123
  • [email protected]

Mikkeli

Description of activities: The purpose of the Anchor team activities is to prevent the social exclusion of children and adolescents with the following procedures: Early intervention in the criminal behaviour of underaged children and adolescents, determining the comprehensive life situation and need for support of young clients, and directing the young clients to appropriate help/support services. In addition, the tasks of the Anchor teams include improving internal security with multi-professional co-operation (such as the threat function) and by getting out on the streets to meet face to face with young people. The Mikkeli team consists of two police officers and the social worker of the city.

Contact information:

  • Police officers: +358 29 545 5139 or +358 29 545 5129
  • Social worker: +358 44 749 4394
  • [email protected]

Savonlinna

Description of activities: The purpose of the Anchor team activities is to prevent the social exclusion of children and adolescents with the following procedures: Early intervention in the criminal behaviour of underaged children and adolescents, determining the comprehensive life situation and need for support of young clients, and directing the young clients to appropriate help/support services. In addition, the tasks of the Anchor teams include improving internal security with multi-professional co-operation (such as the threat function) and by getting out on the streets to meet face to face with young people. The Savonlinna Anchor team consists of one police officer, the city social welfare supervisor and a part-time youth worker.

Contact information:

  • Police officer: +358 29 545 5354
  • Social welfare supervisor: +358 44 417 4133
  • Youth worker: +358 44 417 4280
  • [email protected]

Iisalmi

Description of activities: The purpose of the Anchor team activities is to prevent the social exclusion of children and adolescents with the following procedures: Early intervention in the criminal behaviour of underaged children and adolescents, determining the comprehensive life situation and need for support of young clients, and directing the young clients to appropriate help/support services. In addition, the tasks of the Anchor teams include improving internal security with multi-professional co-operation (such as the threat function) and by getting out on the streets to meet face to face with young people.

Contact information:

 

Eastern Uusimaa

Hyvinkää

Description of activities: The Anchor team in Hyvinkää addresses the criminal acts of children under the age of 15 as well as any other inappropriate behaviour and phenomena related to children and young people. The Hyvinkää team consists of a police officer, three social workers, a psychiatric nurse and two youth workers for marginalised youth.

Contact information:

Police: +358 29 543 5176

Southeast Finland

Description of activities: The preventive action (EET) team of the Southeast Finland Police Department conducts Anchor work as multi-authority co-operation with the different authorities in the cities and municipalities in the region. The team focuses on acts that fulfil the definition of an offence committed by underaged offenders, particularly those under the age of 15, with the objective of preventing or ending the potential spiral into crime. Due to rearrangements of the Anchor work, new agreements between the Police and the different operators will ne negotiated in the beginning of 2019. For this reason, the contact information of operators other than the police will be available at a later date in the beginning of 2019.

Contact information:

  • Police (Kymenlaakso): +358 29 543 5612, +358 29 543 5725, +358 29 541 4429 or (South Karelia) +358 29 543 6942, +358 29 543 7197
  • [email protected]

Lapland

Rovaniemi

Description of activities: The Anchor work focuses on young people at risk of social exclusion. In addition to the police, operators include the mother and child homes, outreach youth work, social services, child psychiatry and other key people/operators in the area.

Contact information:

  • Police: +358 29 546 6303 (from 8am to 4pm) or +358 29 546 6301 (from 8am to 4pm) 
  • [email protected]

Kemi–Tornio

Description of activities: The Anchor work focuses on young people at risk of social exclusion. In addition to the police, the operators include the social services, youth work and other key operators.

Contact information:

 

Southwest Finland

Turku

Description of activities: The Anchor team in Turku focuses on criminal behaviour of children and young people under the age of 18 as well as providing support for underaged victims of crime and their families. In addition, the team works with families with children in cases of domestic violence or violence in close relationships. The objective of the Anchor team is to prevent social exclusion, to reach out to young people who raise cause for concern, and to direct them to the right services. The work is carried out in close collaboration with other authorities and third sector operators.

Contact information:

  • Anchor team, Eerikinkatu 40–42, 20100 Turku
  • Police: ankkuri.tukara.lounais-suomi(a)poliisi.fi ; Whatsapp for the Anchor team police officers: +358 50 466 5928
  • Social worker: +358 40 634 1569
  • Social welfare supervisor: +358 44 907 2803
  • Nurse: +358 40 628 0435

Salo

Description of activities: The Anchor team in Salo focuses on offences committed by adolescents, mainly first-time offenders, as well as on intimate partner violence.

Contact information:

  • Kirkkokatu 1–3, FI-24100 Oulu
  • Police officer: +358 29 544 4835
  • Social worker: +358 44 778 3015
  • Nurse: +358 44 772 3745

Loimaa, Aura, Koski Tl, Marttila, Oripää and Pöytyä

Description of activities: The Anchor team in Loimaa focuses on offences committed by underaged perpetrators and on other problem behaviour as well as cases of domestic violence and violence in close relationships.

Contact information:

  • Anchor team, Vareliuksenkatu 2, FI-32200 Loimaa
  • Police officer: +358 29 544 6653
  • Social worker: +358 2 761 2132 or +358 50 528 3560
  • Psychiatric nurse: +358 2 761 2112 or +358 50 304 0029

Pori

Description of activities: The Anchor team in Pori focuses through early intervention on criminal behaviour of minors, cases of violence in close relationships in families with children, and improving internal security with multi-professional co-operation.

Contact information:

  • Anchor team, Satakunnankatu 5, 28100 Pori
  • Police officers: +358 29 544 9228 and +358 29 544 9232
  • Social worker: +358 44 701 6138
  • Counsellor: +358 44 701 9901
  • Psychiatric nurse: +358 44 701 6261

Rauma

Description of activities: The Rauma anchor team intervenes with criminal behaviour of minors, carries out comprehensive assessments of the life situation of young clients and, as necessary, helps adolescents to seek appropriate help and support services. The Anchor team also deals with cases of domestic violence where there are underaged children in the family.

Contact information:

  • Aittakarinkatu 21, 26100 RAUMA
  • Police officer: +358 29 544 5225
  • Social worker: +358 44 486 3605
  • Social welfare supervisor: +358 44 793 5533
  • Public health nurse: +358 44 403 2049

 

Western Uusimaa

Espoo and Lohja

Description of activities: The Espoo and Lohja units carry out the Anchor work in multi-authority co-operation with various city authorities.

Contact information:

ennaltaestava.lansi‐[email protected]

Oulu

Oulu, Hailuoto, Ii, Kempele, Liminka, Lumijoki, Muhos, Tyrnävä, Utajärvi and Vaala

Description of activities: Youth crime team; criminal investigation of crimes committed by offenders under the age of 18. Close collaboration with the special social instructor of child welfare working at the Oulu main police station.

Contact information:

  • Oulu Centre Police Station, Viestikatu 1, P.O. Box 45, FI-90101 Oulu
  • Police officer: +358 29 546 5891
  • Special social instructor of child welfare: +358 44 703 4893

Kajaani

Description of activities: The Anchor team in Kajaani focuses on the offences committed children under the age of 15 and youth under the age of 18 in close collaboration with other authorities and third sector operators.

Contact information:

  • Oulu Police Department, Kajaani Police Station, Lönnrotinkatu 2 A, FI-87100 Kajaani, P.O. BOX 69, FI-87101 Kajaani
  • Police officer: +358 29 546 4041
  • Social welfare supervisor: +358 44 710 1749
  • Psychiatric nurse: +358 44 703 4003
  • Youth worker: +358 44 715 7128

Ostrobothnia

Seinäjoki

Description of activities: The Anchor activities are carried out at the Seinäjoki police station where a multi-professional team addresses all offences and criminal acts in which the suspected offenders are under the age of 18, as well as any child welfare notifications submitted by other authorities related to the criminal acts by or substance abuse of minors. The police, social services and youth services are all represented in the Seinäjoki Anchor team.

Contact information:

  • Police: +358 50 465 9901
  • Social worker: +358 6 416 2111
  • Social welfare supervisor: +358 44 418 1265
  • Youth worker for marginalised youth +358 400 618 791

Inner Finland

Tampere and Jyväskylä

Description of activities: In Tampere and Jyväskylä, the Anchor work focuses on settling matters related to young people under the age of 15. Through early intervention, underage criminal behaviour, domestic violence, and violence in close relationships can be prevented and as necessary, those involved can be directed to the appropriate help and support services. In addition to the police, the emergency social services and the mediation office take part in the team work. The employees of the emergency social services working in the Anchor team serve clients in Tampere and Orivesi.

Contact information:

  • Police: [email protected] or +358 29 541 5000
  • Social worker, criminal matters of adolescents: +358 50 062 1469 and +358 50 557 4314
  • Social worker, violence in close relationships: +358 40 639 7899 and nurse: +358 50 306 2314
  • Pirkanmaa mediation office: +358 40 039 7860

 

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