This website offers public health practitioners, as well as CDC grantees, researchers, program evaluators, technical assistance providers, and other decision-makers, resources for making evidenced-informed decisions around youth violence prevention. The free, interactive training modules, case studies, and other resources on the site can help users define the multiple forms of evidence, identify standards of rigor, explore ways to collect evidence, and understand key stages of evidence-based decision making.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.
The Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights released a list of the institutions of higher education that are being investigated for possible violations of federal law over the handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints.
The site features the latest announcements, press releases, speeches and information regarding Department of Justice initiatives in tribal communities. It also provides comprehensive resources available through the Office of Tribal Justice and the Department's grant-making divisions: the Office of Justice Programs, Community Oriented Policing Services and the Office on Violence Against Women. Access to the Department's Combined Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) is also available on the Web site.
This blog entry from the Department of Justice outlines the events of the recent, two-day Third Annual Summit on Preventing Youth Violence. Attorney General Eric Holder and Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council Cecilia Muñoz opened the Summit, stressing the Administration’s commitment to preventing youth violence. Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Mary Lou Leary led a discussion with mayors and other city leaders from Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Memphis, Salinas, and San Jose about implementing comprehensive plan to address youth violence.
This National Youth Gang Center bulletin gives a comprehensive discussion on the effects of gangs within communities and the lifelong effects of this problem. Factors taken into account include demographics of a community, and the impacts gang activity can have on the economic and physical climate of an affected area.
This report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found the total lifetime estimated financial costs associated with just one year of confirmed cases of child maltreatment is approximately $124 billion.