Youth Violence Prevention Initiatives

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has funded three key initiatives and – with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – constructed a framework for action to help communities reduce and prevent youth violence. Each initiative was launched in 2010 to address various facets of violence and to mitigate the consequences of trauma to children and youth through evidence-based and promising programs, practices, and strategies. Collectively, OJJDP’s initiatives provide a comprehensive, balanced road map to promote the healthy development and well-being of children and youth through the elimination of violence and victimization.