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National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention
Established in 2010, the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention is a network of communities and federal agencies that work together, share information and build local capacity to prevent and reduce youth and gang violence.

Preventing Youth Violence Webinar
This February 2014 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention webinar explored the societal burden of youth violence and the evidence-based approaches and partnerships that are necessary to prevent youth violence and its consequences. Presenters included Robert L. Listenbee Jr., JD, Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Publications

Changing Course: Keeping Kids Out of Gangs
National Institute of Justice, December 2013

Changing Course: Preventing Gang Membership
National Institute of Justice, September 2013

Dating Abuse Prevention in Teens of Moms with Domestic Violence Protection Orders
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, December 2012

Shifting Boundaries: Final Report on an Experimental Evaluation of a Youth Dating Violence Prevention Program in New York City Middle Schools
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, October 2011

Preventing Kids From Gang-Joining: Collaboration Matters - Interview with Tom Simon
National Institute of Justice, June 2011

Gang Prevention: An Overview of Research and Programs
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, December 2010

Best Practices To Address Community Gang Problems: OJJDP's Comprehensive Gang Model
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, October 2010

Community Prevention Grants Program
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, October 2009

School-Based Programs to Reduce Bullying and Victimization
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, October 2009

Resilient Girls: Factors that Protect Against Delinquency
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, January 2009

Title V Community Prevention Grants Program, 2006-2007 Report to Congress
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, January 2009

Collaborative Efforts to Address Youth Violence
FindYouthInfo.gov, 2009

Electronic Media and Youth Violence: A CDC Issue Brief for Educators and Caregivers
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2008

Paving the Way for Project Safe Neighborhoods: SACSI in 10 U.S. Cities
National Institute of Justice, April 2008

Experimental Evaluation of Gender Violence/Harassment Prevention Programs in Middle Schools
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, February 2008

Preventing Youth Violence: Program Activities Guide
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2005

Blueprints for Violence Prevention
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, July 2004

Successful Program Implementation: Lessons From Blueprints
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, July 2004

Best Practices of Youth Violence Prevention: A Sourcebook for Community Action
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, June 2002

Restorative Justice Conferences as an Early Response to Young Offenders
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, August 2001

Children's Exposure to Violence: The Safe Start Initiative
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, April 2001

Nurturing Parenting Programs
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, November 2000

Prevention of Serious and Violent Juvenile Offending
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, May 2000

The Comprehensive Strategy: Lessons Learned From the Pilot Sites
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, April 2000

Youth Violence: Do Parents and Families Make a Difference?
National Institute of Justice, April 2000

Effective Intervention for Serious Juvenile Offenders
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, March 2000

Want to Resolve a Dispute? Try Mediation
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, March 2000

Strategic Approaches to Community Safety Initiative -- Youth Violence in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, North Carolina: Final Report, Summary of Research 1997-1998
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, February 2000

Enabling Prosecutors to Address Drug, Gang, and Youth Violence
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, December 1999

School and Community Interventions To Prevent Serious and Violent Offending
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, October 1999

Blueprints: A Violence Prevention Initiative
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, June 1999

Preventing Violence the Problem-Solving Way
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, April 1999

Technology and Youth: Protecting Your Child from Electronic Aggression
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, No publication date indicated

Related Resources

1 is 2 Many
In concert with awareness programs occurring across Federal agencies, the "1 is 2 Many" White House initiative calls on young men and women to take action against dating violence and sexual assault and help advance public understanding of the realities of abuse.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Youth Violence
The CDC's Youth Violence page presents publications, data, and additional information concerning violence among youths and the prevention of such violence.

Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
The Council's primary functions are to coordinate Federal juvenile delinquency prevention programs, Federal programs and activities that detain or care for unaccompanied juveniles, and Federal programs relating to missing and exploited children.

CrimeSolutions.gov
The National Institute of Justice's CrimeSolutions.gov Web site is meant to help practitioners and policymakers understand what works in justice-related programs and practices. Included on CrimeSolutions.gov is relevant program and topical information pertaining to youth violence and prevention.

National Academic Centers of Excellence on Youth Violence Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-funded National Academic Centers of Excellence (ACE) on Youth Violence Prevention are unique from traditional research centers because they work with community members and many educational, justice and social work partners to develop action plans, partnerships, and priorities to prevent youth violence in a local community.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
OJJDP provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization. OJJDP oversees and supports programs related to youth violence prevention initiatives such as the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention and Defending Childhood, and provides funding through programs such as the Community-Based Violence Prevention Program.

Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere (STRYVE)
Developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, STRYVE is a guide for communities, states and the country to use in developing and implementing evidence-informed strategies, programs, and policies for stopping violence before it occurs using a public health approach.

For additional publications and resources on this topic, conduct a search of the NCJRS Abstracts Database and visit the Juvenile Justice: Delinquency Prevention section of our site.

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