Interventions Targeting At-Risk Youth

Despite the financial investment of $387 billion in a plethora of social interventions for at-risk youth over the last decade in Jamaica, the extent to which those interventions are effective is questionable as there has been neither a widespread change in the most obvious violence indicators (shootings and murders) nor have the interventions produced evidence that suggests that they are “working”.

To discuss the findings of a recently released CAPRI research titled “TestingTestingChallenges to Measuring Social Programmes for At-Risk Youth ” we are joined by its Lead Researcher Joanna Callen and Programme Director of the PIOJ Community Renewal Programme, Charles Clayton.