The Youth Violence Commission team hopes this message finds you well in difficult times.
The situation around coronavirus is unfolding rapidly, with countries around the world and millions of people’s lives being affected in unprecedented ways.
After careful consideration, we have decided to delay the launch of the Youth Violence Commission’s final report. This was an extremely difficult decision to take, not least because of how passionately the team feels about the recommendations in the report, and how important it is that these recommendations are acted upon.
We believe that in this precise moment of time, however, people’s attention is rightly focused (whether at a personal, family, community, national or international level) on mitigating the worst effects of the pandemic. While we will be making the report publicly accessible from the YVC’s official website, we do not think it is right to formally launch the report under these circumstances, particularly when the situation is changing so rapidly on a day-to-day basis in ways that are difficult to predict.
We strongly believe that there will be a time in the not-too-distant future, however, when we will formally launch the report and do our very best to ensure the Commission’s main findings are communicated as widely as possible and our recommendations acted upon.
We would like to take this opportunity to express our sincerest thanks to everyone who has supported the Commission up until this point. Without the kindness, generosity and openness demonstrated by so many individuals and organisations, the Commission’s work would simply not have been possible.
Please look out for one another in the weeks and months ahead.
Very best wishes,
The Youth Violence Commission team