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Youth Violence

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Additional Resources

CrimeSolutions
The National Institute of Justice's CrimeSolutions website 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 Institute of Justice (NIJ)
NIJ supports research that strives to understand and reduce the occurrence and impact of violent crimes. This includes describing the scope of these crimes, such as how and when they occur and their consequences. NIJ also supports evaluations of existing programs, practices and policies meant to prevent violent crime or to assist victims.

Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)
OVC is committed to enhancing the Nation's capacity to assist crime victims and to providing leadership in changing attitudes, policies, and practices to promote justice and healing for all victims of crime. Visit OVC's Child & Youth Victimization page for access to OVC, OVC-sponsored, and other materials that focus on victimization of youths, such as Through Our Eyes: Children, Violence, and Trauma.

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, funds, and supports a number of programs related to youth violence prevention.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP): Model Programs Guide (MPG)
MPG contains information about evidence-based juvenile justice and youth prevention, intervention, and reentry programs. See the Violence Prevention page for access to information about rated programs.

School Safety Special Feature
This online resource captures information and resources from the Office of Justice Programs and other federal sources related to the prevalence and prevention of violence in schools.

Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere (STRYVE)
Developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, STRYVE is a national initiative to prevent youth violence.

Teen Dating Violence Special Feature
This online resource captures information and resources from the Office of Justice Programs and other federal sources related to dating violence among teens.

Date Created: August 17, 2020