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Examples of other cities’ youth violence prevention partnerships

Examples of other cities’ youth violence prevention partnerships

  • Spotlight on Forum Communities. This section of the Forum website provides youth violence prevention plans and plan summaries from Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Memphis, Salinas, and San Jose.
  • Preventing Gang Violence and Building Communities Where Young People Thrive: A Toolkit for Municipal Leaders. This publication draws on the experiences of 13 cities that belong to the California Cities Gang Prevention Network (including the Forum communities of Salinas and San Jose). City examples specific to partnership building are in Part 2: Strategic Partnerships, and are grouped by criminal justice, city-county, school, faith community, and neighborhood partnerships.
  • UNITY RoadMap: A Framework for Effectiveness and Sustainability. Organized by Partnerships, Prevention, and Strategy, each of nine RoadMap elements was selected for its importance in affecting and sustaining efforts to prevent violence before it occurs in cities. Produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Urban Network to Increase Thriving Youth (UNITY) project, each section includes approximately 10 brief (one-paragraph) descriptions of youth violence prevention partnerships and successes in cities throughout the nation, including the Forum communities of San Jose, Salinas, and Chicago.

Guidance for conducting effective steering committee meetings

  • Building Effective Community Partnerships. This publication is geared to committee leaders charged with bringing together and sustaining a group composed of diverse organizations, agencies, and individuals. It addresses FAQs about this process and offers specific agenda items and tips for facilitating initial meetings to help the group stay focused and action-oriented (pages 5-15).
  • MAPP: Visioning. Mapping for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP), a resource developed by the National Association of County and City Health Officials, offers an overview of the purpose and benefits of the visioning process, as well as more in-depth guidance.
  • The Tension of Turf: Making It Work for the Coalition. This Prevention Institute publication was developed to help coalitions derive authentic, constructive power from their varying perspectives, skills, and mandates.

Overviews of youth violence issues and youth violence prevention planning

Resources specific to community-law enforcement partnerships

Overviews of gang problems and research

Gang Prevention: An Overview of Research and Programs. This OJJDP publication draws on research to examine how gangs form and how communities may assess and respond to gang problems.

National Gang Center. The National Gang Center features the latest research about gangs; descriptions of evidence-based, anti-gang programs; and links to tools, databases, and other resources. For example, see “Frequently Asked Questions about Gangs.”