Young people in rail environs: An interagency approach to conflict reduction and crime prevention
Youth affair Council of Victoria
Faculty of Computing, Health and Science
School of Psychology and Social Science
This presentation reports the outcomes of an action research project to promote interagency collaboration on safety and crime prevention in rail station environs, The presentation outlines problems encountered and outcomes achieved; evaluates processes used; and presents a; model for interagency collaboration developed and trialed in this project. The processes used in this project began by building mutual understanding of the differing goals and priorities of partner organisations that interact with young people who 'hang out' around rail stations. Participants in each location have developed local solutions: they can implement locally. The presentation reports on the research processes, outcomes and conclusions.