n SA Crime Quarterly - How social service delivery can prevent crime : protecting our children and youth

Volume 2005, Issue 13
  • ISSN : 1991-3877



The Departments of Education, Health and Social Development bear the main responsibility for taking care of South Africa's children through the fulfilment of their core functions, as well as various interdepartmental programmes. These services and programmes provide many important opportunities for crime prevention. This article assesses the potential of these three departments to help prevent crime among children and youth up to the age of 18.

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