PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN AND YOUTH: How social service delivery can prevent crime

  • Cheryl Frank Institute for Security Studies
Keywords: South Africa, children, youth, social delivery, crime prevention


The Departments of Education, Health and Social Development bear the main responsibility for taking care of South Africa’s children through the fulfilment of their core functions, as well as various interdepartmental programmes. These services and programmes provide many important opportunities for crime prevention. This article assesses the potential of these three departments to help prevent crime among children and youth up to the age of 18.

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