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Toolkit on Diversion and Alternatives to Detention


'Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on Urban areas and youth violence' (SOC/316), 15 July 2009 [Pdf 60kb]
12-page opinion paper on the development of policy regarding collective violence involving young people in public spaces. Examines the causes (including socio-economic factors, ethnicity, gangs, relations with the police and the impact of media coverage) and state responses. Emphasises the need for prevention and 'alternative strategies' which avoid judicial involvement where possible.



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