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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 Jun 24 2016

The June 27-29 Summit will bring together professionals and youth from across the country to discuss how communities can reduce and prevent youth violence.

Posted I Jun 15 2016

This funding opportunity will support methodological work that will develop improved strategies to produce national estimates of children’s exposure to violence.

Posted I May 31 2016

This guide provides information for healthcare providers who conduct sexual abuse medical forensic examinations of prepubescent children, as well as agencies involved in community response to child sexual abuse. 

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