Social interventions have proven to be very effective in reducing the risks associated with violence.


They are also helpful in increasing the protective factors at home and in the community and can provide alternate, positive activities to support the victim’s rehabilitation. 

Without appropriate social interventions for children exposed to violence, they become vulnerable to “gang recruitment, further acts of violence and  anti-social behaviour, in a retaliatory cycle.”

Some interventions include:

  • After-school activities

  • Conflict resolution

  • Parenting skills

  • Nutrition

  • Literacy

  • Sport

  • Skill development

  • Creative Expression

  • Counselling

  • Community development

BACK TO St James Intervention

International Day of Peace

21 September

Domestic Violence Awareness Month


Youth Month (Jamaica)


International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
25 November 

World Day for Prevention
of Child Abuse

19 November

Universal Children's Day

20 November

Peace Day, Jamaica

First Tuesday in March

International Day of Sport for Development & Peace 
6 April

Child Month (Jamaica)


International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

4 June

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 
15 June

World Day against Trafficking in Persons 
30 July