'I feel compelled to write to you, first to thank you for giving me the opportunity to participate in the ‘Think Tank’ and second to thank you for organising it. The event was inspiring and stimulating, the combination of high calibre academic inputs together with the pragmatic perspective of people trying to bring about change was perfect; stretching the mind while remembering the need to translate that into action. It was humbling to be in such esteemed company and I only hope I was able to add in some small
way by representing our work at Dartington.'
— Dr. Louise Morpeth, Development Lead, Dartington Social Research Unit
Age 11 - 18
This section lists interventions suitable for children of secondary school age - 11 to 16.
Harlem Children's Zone
The Harlem Children’s Zone seeks to rebuild a very run-down part of New York with an ambitious pipeline which begins with The Baby College (a series of workshops for parents of children ages 0-3) and goes on to include best-practice programmes for children of every age through to college. The programme is judged to have closed the black-white achievement gap in its area of New York.
CASASTART is a community based programme, delivered within the school setting in 5 cities in the United States, designed to keep high risk 8 to 13 year olds free of drug and crime involvement. The programme is voluntary, and children participate for up to 2 years. It was developed by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA). The programme has successfully reduced violence and drug abuse.
Community Initiative to Reduce Violence (CIRV), Glasgow
Based on the Boston Ceasefire model, CIRV (Community Initiative to Reduce Violence) is a Glasgow-based community and police initiative to reduce violence in the worst gang violence area of Glasgow. In its first year it has successfully enrolled more than half the 700 gang members from the east end of Glasgow in a commitment to renounce violence and has seen violence by these youths drop by 49%, with a knock-on effect of an 18% reduction in violence by gang members who did not sign up to the initiative.