Ending gang and youth violence case studies and resources

The riots which took place across England in 2011 placed gang and youth violence firmly in the headlines and resolutions to these issues remain high priority for both central government and local places. A partnership approach has been at the heart of tackling gang and youth violence, with the Home Office, Department for Work and Pensions and other departments setting this out in a cross-government report in response to the riots.

The Ending Gang and Youth Violence (EGYV) programme, which emerged as a commitment from the joint report, is now providing support to 43 local areas across the country. Many of these local areas have been creating local, multi-agency partnerships through which they can combine resources and share information to tackle the causes of gang and youth violence, and to prevent crime.

The significance of information sharing across these partnerships makes tackling gang and youth violence an area of interest for the Centre of Excellence for Information Sharing. We have been working with local places to understand the barriers that prevent effective information sharing and are supporting them in identifying practical solutions to overcome these obstacles. Below are some resources and case studies from our work in this area:

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