JHCPYC, with its partners, implement and evaluate several community and school-based prevention programs to prevent violence and bullying and to promote safe and supportive environments.
Researchers from the Chicago Center for Youth Violence Prevention and a coalition of faith and community leaders will evaluate the process and impact of implementing Communities that Care (CTC) in Bronzeville, Illinois.
Additionally, current prevention strategies, such as Chicago’s Green Healthy Neighborhoods Large Lots Program and Safe Passage Program, will be evaluated for their impact on youth violence and results will inform future community and policy strategies.
An infrastructure to support coordinated, comprehensive youth violence prevention is critical but often lacking particularly in high-burden urban communities.
CTC is a promising, community-level prevention system that provides a data-driven framework for community decision-making and implementation of evidence-based prevention programs that best address community needs, values, and resources.
This study will evaluate CTC’s impact on youth violence and neighborhood social organization in an inner-city community.
Each year, more than 4,000 young people between the ages of 15 and 24 die by homicide, making homicide the third leading cause of death for this age group.
CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention funds several National Centers of Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention (formerly Academic Centers of Excellence): The Johns Hopkins Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence (JHCPYV) builds on its mission to prevent youth violence and promote positive youth development in Baltimore City.
JHCPYV collaborates with community organizations and residents in the Lower Park Heights community in Baltimore to employ a multi-sectoral, public health framework to understand and prevent youth violence.
Preston Street Baltimore, MD 21201 Phone: ( Shirley Pandolfi, MPH Division Director, Office Against Interpersonal Violence Mississippi State Department of Health 715 S. Suite 102 Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157 Phone: (601) 206-1553 Email: [email protected] Miriam Naiman-Sessions, Ph D Women’s and Men’s Health Section Supervisor Family and Community Health Bureau Public Health and Safety Division Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services 1400 Broadway Cogswell Building Helena, Montana 59620 Phone: ( Alison M.
Zambrzycki, MA Program Administrator Office on the Prevention of Violence Against Women Division on Women Department of Children and Families 50 East State Street – 7th Floor PO Box 717 Trenton, NJ 08625-0717 Phone: ( Ann-Margret Foley, Director of Sexual Violence Prevention Program Bureau of Women, Infant and Adolescent Health New York State Department of Health Corning Tower Bldg, Room 821, ESP Albany, New York 12237 Phone: ( Brandi Woods-Littlejohn Administrative Program Manager Violence Prevention Programs Injury Prevention Service Oklahoma State Department of Health 1000 NE 10th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73117-1207 Phone: ext 56461 Email: Michelle Stansell Administrative Program Manager Violence Prevention Programs Injury Prevention Service Oklahoma State Department of Health 1000 NE 10th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73117-1207 Phone: Jeffrey Hill, MS Acting Program Manager Violence and Injury Prevention Program Youth Suicide Prevention Project Coordinator Rhode Island Department of Health 3 Capitol Hill, Room 409 Providence, RI 02908 Phone: ( Emily Johnson, RN Family Planning Nurse Consultant RPE Director Family Planning Program/Rape Prevention Office of Child & Family Services South Dakota Department of Health 600 East Capitol Street Pierre, South Dakota 57501 Phone: ( Amber Jackson, SRAS Director, Rape and Violence Prevention Program Tennessee Department of Health Division of Family Health and Wellness Andrew Johnson Tower, 8th Floor 710 James Robertson Parkway Nashville, Tennessee 37243 Phone: Peggy Helton Primary Prevention Program Coordinator Sexual Assault Prevention and Crisis Services Crime Victim Services Division Office of the Attorney General P. Box 12548 Austin, Texas 78711-2548 Phone: ( Shelly L.
Changing norms about the acceptability of violence as a way to resolve conflicts is a promising youth violence prevention strategy that requires additional study.
Researchers at the University of Louisville and Vanderbilt University will partner to develop, implement, and evaluate a mass and social media campaign to change norms about violence and reduce violence among youth in West Louisville, Kentucky relative to youth in East Nashville, Tennessee.