The concept of responsibility is the central aspect of the work of Violence Prevention Network. The call to take responsibility for your own actions, however, is not only aimed at the young people Violence Prevention Network has been working with for more than ten years. Rather, it is a broader call for action that equally addresses parents and teachers and the disseminators in the police force and in the justice system, and above all and emphatically policy makers. The taking of individual and social responsibility is a central element without which a society is unable to exist within the framework of democratic and pluralistic structures. Without responsibility there is no self-determination, and without self-determination there is no personal freedom. In the long run, a society whose individual members and political representatives are not able to take responsibility will encourage ideas and ideologies which it sooner or later will lose control over.