In March 2018, ISRA’s President Mike Potegal appointed a special commission to prepare a report on youth violence. This commission was “charged with the task of producing a public statement on the known risk factors for youth violence, based on the current state of scientific knowledge. If the Commission finds sufficient evidence of harmful effects, then its public statement may include public policy recommendations.”
The resultant report of the ISRA Youth Violence Commission provides strong evidence of factors that are associated with perpetration of violence by youth, and makes recommendations that policy makers can use to address this public health problem.
The full text document of this report is available currently here.