The Premier League: Breaking the Cycle of Gang Violence

Barter, Christine Anne orcid iconORCID: 0000-0001-5682-5333, Hargreaves, Paul, Bracewell, Kelly orcid iconORCID: 0000-0003-4635-7489 and Pitts, John (2023) The Premier League: Breaking the Cycle of Gang Violence. In: The Palgrave Handbook of Youth Gangs in the UK. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 561-586. ISBN 978-3-030-99657-4

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In this chapter, The Premier League: Breaking the Cycle of Gang Violence, Christine Barter, Paul Hargreaves, Kelly Bracewell and John Pitts report on the findings of the BBC Children in Need and the Premier League Charitable Fund programme Breaking the Cycle of Youth Violence. The programme, was based on eight Premier League football clubs in England (Arsenal, Burnley, Crystal Palace, Everton, Newcastle United, Southampton, Stoke City and Tottenham Hotspur). It aimed to reduce youth violence in the communities in which Premier League football clubs operated. Each of the eight participating clubs had Club Community Organisations funded through the BCYV programme that undertook work with young people in their catchment area. This chapter is based on those elements of the programme which investigated the clubs responses to gang-involved young people in their area.

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