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Preventing Violence: Understanding and Addressing Determinants of Youth Violence in the United States

“Rates of all types of violence have declined substantially in the United States over recent decades. Nevertheless, rates of violence and the numbers of children and youth affected by violence remain high compared with other countries. Moreover, data indicate great...

Thinking, Fast and Slow? Some Field Experiments to Reduce Crime and Dropout in Chicago

“Disparities in youth outcomes in the United States are striking. For example, for 15-24 year olds, the male homicide rate in 2013 was 18 times higher for blacks than whites (71 vs. 4/100,000). Black males lose more years of potential...

The Hospital Costs of Firearm Assaults

“In the wake of recent high profile incidents of gun violence, there is renewed national attention on the prevalence and cost of firearm assaults in the United States. To make informed policy decisions, lawmakers are calling for current and accurate...

CDC: The Public Health Approach to Violence Prevention

“The public health perspective asks the foundational questions: Where does the problem begin? How could we prevent it from occurring in the first place? To answer these questions, public health uses a systematic, scientific approach for understanding and preventing violence....

A Comprehensive Prevention Approach to Reducing Assault Offenses and Assault Injuries among Youth

Abstract: Since 2011, the CDC-funded Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center (MI-YVPC), working with community partners, has implemented a comprehensive prevention approach to reducing youth violence in Flint, MI, based on public health principles. MI-YVPC employed an intervention strategy that capitalizes on...

Efficacy of a Universal Brief Intervention for Violence Among Urban Emergency Department Youth

Abstract: Violent injury is the leading cause of death among urban youth. Emergency department (ED) visits represent an opportunity to deliver a brief intervention (BI) to reduce violence among youth seeking medical care in high-risk communities. Read the full publication here.