Title

Peer-mentoring approaches to violence prevention among African youth in western Australia: preliminary impact assessment of the ‘stop the violence’ programme

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

International Association for Impact Assessment

Place of Publication

Durban, South Africa

School

School of Arts & Humanities

RAS ID

26580

Comments

Originally published as: Adusei-Asante, K. (2018). Peer-mentoring approaches to violence prevention among African youth in western Australia: preliminary impact assessment of the ‘stop the violence’ programme. In Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment. Original article available here

Abstract

Recent episodes of violence among African youth in Australia are a concern for the police and African communities. In Western Australia, the police and the African communities in Perth have been searching for ways to reduce and prevent recent spates of violence among African youth. This paper presents preliminary findings of the impact of a pilot youth mentoring programme to create awareness among African youth in Western Australia about crime prevention. Dubbed ‘Stop the Violence’, the initiative advocates the use of trained and resourced local champions to mentor peers on preventing anti-social behaviours.

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