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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 Apr 17 2015

This blog entry describes the new task force created to examine the impact of violence on children in Indian country. This task force, which originated from the findings of the Defending Childhood Initiative, comprises a federal working group and an advisory committee of experts. It will hold its first hearing on December 9, 2013. Learn more.  

Posted I Apr 17 2015

With the theme “Bring Our Missing Children Home,” the National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest aims to increase awareness about child abduction. Students in grade 5 are invited to create posters that reflect the theme and to submit an application that describes the importance of collaboration in bringing missing children home safely. The winner from each state will be entered into a national competition, and the national winner, along with his or her parents and teacher, will be invited to Washington, DC, to participate in the Missing Children’s Day ceremony.

Posted I Apr 17 2015

Attorney General Eric Holder announced the expansion of the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention to five additional cities: Long Beach, California; Cleveland, Ohio; Louisville, Kentucky; Seattle, Washington; and Baltimore, Maryland.

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