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offend against someone or something

to anger or affront someone or something. We do not wish to offend against anyone. He didn't realize that he offended against their cultural values.
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offend someone with something

to anger or affront someone with something. Don't offend us with your bad jokes. I offended Ralph with my constant niggling.
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In relation to the floating housing related support section of this tendering opportunity, this service will be available to all individuals who are over the age of 18 and are assessed as being vulnerable or at risk of homelessness as a result of substance misuse and/or mental health issues, and/or offending behaviour.
Panels help young people to draw up a plan of activities so the offender can make amends for any harm caused by their behaviour, and support their education and employment with a view to preventing further offending.
The current consultation paper does nothing to address anything but a small area of the social issues associated with offending.
This view seemed to change fairly quickly in the early 1980s, however, when it was more widely recognized that many adults who offended sexually began offending sexually as adolescents (e.
We're also looking at supporting the adults of the future by helping fund Youth Offending Teams (YOTs) on a range of initiatives and diversionary activities to try and stop young people from becoming involved in crime and anti-social behaviour.
Drawing on data from the National Youth Survey Family Study (NYSFS), this study investigates contradictions in findings on the occurrence of late onset offending and substance use and seeks to determine predictive factors which distinguish late onset offenders from non-offenders, early onset offenders, and normative onset offenders.
Reoffending rates varied considerably in youth offending teams and officials said a large part of this "reflects the mix of offenders" who are managed by the different teams.
Hilton, whose real name is Mario Armando Lavandeira, later removed the offending Twitter, though the photo remained posted on some sites with the word "censored" over the exposed area.
The scheme was created 'after a study revealed young people too easily fall through the gaps between Youth Offending services and the adult criminal justice system.
Sex Offending" then presents the authors own and original integrative theory of sex offending, how it may influence future research, as well as prevention and treatment efforts with sex offenders.
The offending team should be fined a minimum of pounds 50,000 and half of this to be given to the non-offending team to make up for lost revenue from fans who stay away from certain matches.
Everardo Gonzalez believes that Mel Gibson owes him an apology for offending his culture.
He said: "Christianity is being eroded from view - more often than not in the fear of offending those who would not be offended.
The foundational task of this approach is that the work of probation is to prevent offending and not just react to it.