Think Tanks

Community Cohesion & Social Action

31 Jul 2009 11:40:00

Reforming family law and promoting marriage


"Every Family Matters - an in-depth review of family law in Britain"(PDF)

Authors: The Centre for Social Justice Family Law Review chaired by David Hodson

Publication date: July 2009

This report seeks to address issues surrounding family break-up and the consequential damage to society. It calls for a reform of family law to encourage the institution of marriage and fairer access to children in the event of divorce. The report calls for Government to recognise marriage in the taxation system and stresses that two parent families represent the best environment for children to be brought up.

12 Feb 2009 16:16:00

Ways to defeat street gang violence in Britain


"Dying to Belong - An In-depth Review of Street Gangs in Britain"(PDF)

Authors: The Centre for Social Justice Gangs Working Group, chaired by Simon Antrobus

Publication date: 12 February 2009

The report states there has been a significant increase in gang culture and associated violence over the past decade. Around 6% of 10-19 year olds belong to a gang and half of the murders committed by young people in London during 2007 were gang-related. Solutions suggested include setting up a Gang Prevention Unit within the Cabinet Office and designated Gang Prevention Zones. The authors recommend greater use of the charitable sector to break down barriers between the police and young people. Furthermore, longer term objectives to prevent gang violence include Early Intervention and addressing family breakdown.