Politiche sociali e devianza: il lavoro di strada tra controllo sociale e promozione
| STUDI DI SOCIOLOGIA - 2003 - 4
The article, with reference at the problems of teenagers informal groups, shows the features of
the social street work as an innovative model of prevention and social control regarding to juvenile
deviance and desease. After a description of this social work motivations, the article shows four possible
models of street work: harm reduction, street education, social mediation, community development.
In order to understand the formalities of the street work project development, the article
explains the case of Cremona and its street education service, pointing out the potentialities and the
limits of this social work.