The IARS International Institute

Youth Advisory Board: Safer Transport Project

The Youth Advisory Board (YAB) provides a solution to public bodies that struggle to gather intelligence on serious youth violence from young people. The YAB have been specially trained to advise public authorities around crime reduction through youth-led, evidence based recommendations.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 April 2011 to 12:00 PM, 1 March 2012

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Anti-social behaviour and involvement in crime amongst young people on public transport is a significant problem in London. Confrontations amongst young people on public transport can make other passengers, including other young people feel uncomfortable, and even unsafe. Whilst young people have historically been excluded from informing policy and practice on such matters, the YAB places young people at the centre of those robust research projects to find a solution to this problem.


Over a 12 month period the YAB will carry out a youth-led research project with the guidance, support and training from IARS. Findings from the YAB's research will generate an evidence base for the Safer Transport Command and Transport for London that will inform their crime prevention strategies, and increase their capacity to prevent and better manage youth crime on the transport network. In this way the YAB will play a crucial role in driving forward solutions to youth violence in London.