Youth violence and deviance in Messina, councilor Cipolla asks for an extraordinary session of the Social Services commission


By John

“What is happening is very serious and cannot leave us indifferent.” This is how the municipal councilor and group leader of the “Basile Mayor” council group, Francesco Cipollaintervenes in the aftermath of the latest news events involving minors in the city, at the Villetta Quasimodo, where a minor was attacked by some peers for a few coins and in Villaggio Aldisio where a thirteen year old stabbed a twelve year old for trivial reasons.

“These are facts that must make everyone reflect – adds the city councilor – Institutions cannot remain indifferent to the discomfort of our childrenfor this reason I asked for a session of the social services commission to be convened which could bring together all the subjects involved to understand what measures can be adopted to contain these phenomena, given the established presence throughout the city of eight Socio-Educational Centers for Minors and Families which aim not only at aggregation and socialisation, but above all at the strengthening of strategies and interventions aimed at the containment and prevention of various forms of family, scholastic and social hardship.

A network of structures that provide psychological and social support for children, especially in those contexts where the levels of social marginalization are higher.” “A session – concludes Cipolla – in which the representatives of the police forces, the leaders of the Messina Social City and the councilor for social policies are present Alessandra Calafiore in order to understand the extent of the phenomenon and the strategies to be implemented.”