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Reducing Violence among Youth in Urban Areas

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Note: please note that this issue overview should (a) contain links to additional information on this topic that is focused either the local, state, national, or global level, and (b) be neutrally presented, based on facts, and include footnotes for each of the items.  See the Research Guide and Information Sources to assist you. 



Goal Statement   one sentence that further defines the topic 

  • To reduce violence among youth in urban areas through educational opportunities, professional support and community/police information networks.



Policy Options / Model Programs   specific policies or program models, grouped by type, that are profiled 

  • Model Program > Young Aspirations/Young Artists, Inc.

  • Model Program > East Bay Public Safety Corridor (Oakland, CA) 
  • Model Program > Comprehensive Homicide Initiative  (Richmond, CA) 


Local/State/National Information    additional information on this topic at the local, state, national, global level




Glossary of Terms   key words or phrases that the layperson needs to know to understand this issue 

  • Youth Violence: Violence among, and often between, young people ages 14-22. 



  • “Crime statistics for the fourth quarter of 2007, released by the New Orleans Police Department, show a 25 percent increase in violent crime over 2006 in raw numbers.”--Times-Picayune (2008).

  • Interview: A friend of one of the most active YA/YA participants was murdered in her high school in 2008.  Fellow YA/YA artists created a mural in her memory (2009).

  • Reducing Violence Among Youth in Urban Areas Complete Brief   



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