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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 Feb 13 2018

This February 26 webinar will include discussions about interventions to reduce teen dating violence across multiple settings with potentially high-risk populations, including within adolescent health care settings.

Posted I Jan 29 2018

This report describes a study examining the long-term effects of child abuse and neglect to understand the pathways between child maltreatment and adult criminal behavior. 

Posted I Jun 29 2017

This article describes two NIJ-funded studies that highlight the importance of family context in the development of aggression and teen dating violence.

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