The ‘Youth Crime Prevention through Sport’ project, part of UNODC’s Doha Declaration Global Programme, has developed ‘Line Up Live Up’, an initiative on a global scale aimed at preventing youth crime which is based on the power of sport as a tool for peace.
Through this project, coaches, teachers, and other staff in contact with youth groups in a sports setting can tackle fundamental life skills, such as resisting social pressure to get involved with crime or overcoming anxiety and communicating effectively with peers, amongst other things, utilising different exercises and interactive dynamics to achieve this.
Now, after carrying out an analysis of monitoring and evaluation data collected during the pilot phase of the programme (2017-2019) and two impact assessment studies conducted in South Africa and Brazil, a new publication titled ‘Youth Crime Prevention through Sport: Insights from the UNODC “Line Up Live Up” Pilot Programme’ has been produced. This document is aimed at sharing the discoveries made from this project, following good international practice and using the most reliable methodologies to measure the impact of sport or the evidence throughout the world of how interventions based on sport can effectively reduce youth crime, violence and drug use.
Read more and access the publication: https://www.unodc.org/dohadeclaration/en/news/2021/01/unodcs-new-line-up-live-up-publication-unveils-four-years-of-data-and-research--showcasing-sport-as-a-critical-tool-for-youth-crime-prevention.html