Top 10 causes of youth violence, according to young people.
Youth violence affects everyone, in every community, and so it is as a community that we need to work together to eliminate this rising problem. We need to engage youth in programs that are researched and designed specifically to target the causes of youth violence in our country.
Causes of Youth Violence - IF Foundation
In April this year Wally James Hung, aged just 23, was sentenced to seven years in jail for the manslaughter of 22 year old Todd Parnell. One life lost, one life changed forever, two families, numerous friends and a community left to pick up the pieces. From the court transcripts it appears many of the causes of youth violence were present the night Todd Parnell received that fatal blow – alcohol, poor communication, social and peer pressure and possibly even retaliation, although Hung later claimed it was an act of self-defence.
Causes of Youth Violence The twelve immediate risk factors that result in youth violence are: Health
Lack of Youth Voice
Issues in the Justice System
Lack of Economic Opportunity
Issues in the Education System Poverty Racism Poverty Community Design Issues in the Education System Family Issues Health Lack of Youth Voice Lack of Economic Opportunity Issues in the Justice System Police Responses Government Responses Limitations Recommendations Concluding Remarks References Thank You!