Building safer communities: Youth work's role in prevention

Explore the preventative power of youth work, helping young people to understand and manage risk-taking behaviors, and support those at risk of coming into contact with the justice system.

Through tailored programs, youth workers engage with young people to address the underlying factors that contribute to risk-taking and anti-social behaviour. By implementing restorative justice programs, offering mentorship, and providing safe spaces for dialogue and growth, youth work helps young people self reflect, understand the consequences of their actions and the value of making constructive decisions.