Prevention of violence and interventions to tackle violence are gaining in importance in Austria, especially at schools. Experts of social work strive to raise students awareness of violence. But social workers at schools are not solely responsible for the prevention of violence and intervention in the case of violence. This issue also concerns other fields of social work, in particular, youth welfare work. In this context, the city of Wörgl is characterised by a set of various possibilities, options and limits, which are examined based on an analysis of social environment. Different approaches are used to analyse social environment: a physical definition of environment, surveys of institutions and an analysis of subjective aspects of use. In interviews based on guidelines, institutions of social work at schools and youth welfare work are surveyed on methods and offers to prevent violence and intervene in the case of violence as well as framework conditions, resources available in the social environment, problems and unused potential. In addition, possibilities of networking and cooperation of social workers at school and institutions of youth welfare work are examined. Other methods (inspection of different neighbourhoods and needle method) serve to analyse the environment of individuals, emphasising how socio-spatial resources provided are used. As a result, differentiated perspectives and patterns of behaviour, cooperation structures, problems as well as support possibilities and unused potential are identified.