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Introduction

Youth violence and crime affect a community's economic health, as well as individuals' physical and mental health and well-being. Homicide is the third leading cause of death for youth in our country. In 2012, more than 630,000 young people ages 10-24 were treated in emergency departments for injuries sustained from violence. 1

Each neighborhood and community has unique experiences with violence and different resources available to them. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to preventing youth violence. However, communities can help reduce youth violence by developing a city-wide strategy that combines prevention, intervention, treatment, and re-entry strategies. The National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention is working with communities to design these strategies. 

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Announcements

Posted I May 22 2015

OFA has released four new FY 2015 Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood funding opportunity announcements.

Posted I May 22 2015

This funding opportunity will promote and expand services to children who have a parent who is incarcerated (PDF, 37 pages) that facilitate healthy and positive relationships between incarcerated individuals, their children, and caregivers.

Posted I May 13 2015

Presented by the Urban Institute and NIC, this webinar will highlight innovative and promising programs and practices that community-based organizations and government agencies across the country have implemented to reduce trauma among children whose parents have been involved with the justice system. The webinar has been divided into four distinct sessions. Participants are invited to join one or more of the sessions.

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