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AoS research advances use of sport for youth crime prevention in South East Asia

The Alliance of Sport has produced a second report for the Thailand Institute of Justice (TIJ) which will be a key component in advancing the use of sport as a positive force in combating youth crime and violence across South East Asia. 

In 2023, the TIJ commissioned AoS to carry out in-depth research into 18 organisations in eight countries across the ASEAN region. We compiled our research into a draft report, entitled, ‘How Sport is being used to prevent youth crime and build a more resilient ASEAN.’  

The report will help by demonstrating good practice in the region and will underpin the development of the TIJ’s ‘Integrating Sports into Youth Crime Prevention and Building Resilience in Societies’ initiative, which aligns with priority area one of the ASEAN Work Plan on Sports 2021-2025. 

The objectives of the initiative are:  

  • to raise awareness and enhance collaboration with stakeholders across sectors in the region to advance the integration of sports into cross-cutting crime prevention and criminal justice strategies  
  • to encourage sharing of information and good practices among stakeholders in ASEAN region

Our report also identifies a range of opportunities designed to strengthen the connection between policy and practice, enhance cross-sector and cross-pillar partnerships, and ultimately advance the use of sport to prevent youth crime and build more resilient communities. 

Attached is a copy of the preliminary report and its findings have been shared at key ASEAN meetings with senior officials on sport.