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The Review of the Roots of Youth Violence, Volume 3: Community Perspectives Report

2008

The Review of the Roots of Youth Violence, Volume 3: Community Perspectives Report

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This report was published by the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services.

HERE’S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:

The Roots of Youth Violence report is the product of an extensive literature review and public consultation. It goes beyond merely identifying the immediate risk factors associated with youth violence to examine the underlying conditions that lead to youth violence. The report found that multiple and overlapping processes of exclusion negatively shape the development of some youth in Ontario. Young Black or Aboriginal males who come from disadvantaged, complex-needs communities facing the prospect of little opportunity for change are most at risk of involvement in violent crime. The report calls for moving away from pathologizing these youth to working toward changing the conditions that contribute to the creation of a risk profile.

Volume 3 focuses on what the authors heard from their community contacts, most especially from the youth. They’ve provided the full text of the Neighbourhood Insight Sessions Final Report (Insight Final Report), the Grassroots Youth Collaborative’s Rooted in Action: A Youth-Led Report on our Demands and Plans to Address the Root Causes of Violence in our Communities (GYC Report), and a report from the Urban Aboriginal Youth consultations, and they’ve included some of the thoughts contributed by others through their online survey and one-on-one meetings.

McMurtry, R,. & Curling, A. (2008). The Review of the Roots of Youth Violence, Volume 3: Community Perspectives Report. Toronto: Queen’s Printer for Ontario.

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