Youth violence is rarely out of the news. Every week the headlines report another tragic death or serious injury, often of a young person and often involving the use of knives by other young people. Understandably there is a call for something to be done. So, what’s the evidence for effective approaches to reducing youth violence?
We recently completed a review on this topic focusing on community initiatives and looking particularly at the public health approaches which are becoming increasingly popular. The volume of literature in this field is considerable and it is easy to get bogged down in all that has been written. However, we conclude that there are some very consistent messages about the key factors that need to be taken into account to address youth violence, and what is most likely to make the most difference. As the Mayor of London has recently observed, there is no quick fix to youth crime, but there are things that can make a difference:
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