Safer Streets: Building Positive Self-Esteem in At-Risk Youth

Information Booklet

Project:

Sport Advocacy

Published:

2015

Published by:

Department of Sport and Recreation WA based on research review by CSRR.

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Safer Streets presents a summary of research findings demonstrating that young people engaging in sport and physical activity can help reduce anti-social behaviour and reduce crime through increasing positive self-esteem. The publication also outlines barriers to participation in sport and recreation by young people that may lead to delinquency, and lists ways in which community intervention programs can turn this around and increase positive, healthy participation.

CSRR carried out a review of current research into the area, culminating in a report to the Department of Sport and Recreation which informed the development of this booklet. As part of a wider sport advocacy program undertaken by the Department of Sport and Recreation, and supported by CSRR research, the booklet aims to broaden public understanding of the areas in which sport and recreation can benefit society.

How to cite:

Department of Sport and Recreation, 2015, Safer Streets: Building Positive Self-esteem in at-risk Youth: How Sport and Recreation Can Help Reduce Anti-social Behaviour and Prevent Crime, Information Brochure, Department of Sport and Recreation, Perth.

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