MI-YVPC research featured in London School of Economics and Political Science blog

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  Allison Krusky was invited to write a blog post based on her article about produce gardens in Flint for the London School of Economics. It can be read on their blog on American Politics and Policies. The post describes how the presence of produce gardens in neighborhoods results in better upkeep of nearby properties, and is a follow up on her recent …

Young guns: U-M study finds high rate of firearm violence in high-risk youth after assault injury

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Research done in an urban emergency department suggests this may be a prime location for efforts to intervene and stop the cycle of firearm violence ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Two young men in their late teens sit in adjacent rooms of an inner-city emergency room. One is getting care for injuries he suffered in a fight, the other, for a …

Let’s make every week National Youth Violence Prevention Week

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National Youth Violence Prevention Week is drawing to a close, but it is important to remember that every week is youth violence prevention week for millions of youth and families who experience the risk of violence in their daily lives. Violence is a leading cause injury and death among youth aged 10-24, but this can be prevented. We know what needs to …

A photograph of four young people planting flowers in a community garden.

Planting produce gardens leads to improved yard maintenance by residents

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Planting produce gardens, trees, and flowers in a neighborhood, is good for residents.  Creating green spaces and improving blighted properties (removing graffiti, litter, signs of poor home maintenance, etc.) can lead to improved mental health, and reduced crime.  In addition, greening in a neighborhood can indicate community investment, which may spread to the surrounding properties as well. Our latest study explored this phenomenon and tested whether yard …

Study of assault-injured teens shows many return to ER with additional injuries within first 6 months

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Teens and young adults who get seriously injured in an assault are nearly twice as likely as their peers to end up back in the emergency room for a violent injury within the next two years, a new University of Michigan Injury Center study finds. The study followed nearly 600 teens and young adults for two years after an emergency room visit …

Building Prevention Infrastructure to Reduce Delinquency, Violence and Substance Use

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We are looking forward to the upcoming UM Injury Center Distinguished Faculty Seminar featuring Dr. Richard Catalano, PhD, Bartley Dobb Professor for the Study and Prevention of Violence and the co-founder of the Social Development Research Group in the School of Social Work at the University of Washington. Dr. Catalano will be presenting on the research base for prevention of behavioral health …

Kettering University receives additional $1 million for blight removal in Flint

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In addition to the CPTED grant just announced last week, Kettering University and UACC partners received an additional $1 million federal grant to support efforts to create a safe, walkable University Avenue Corridor region connecting McLaren Regional Medical Center, Kettering University and surrounding neighborhoods to downtown Flint along University Avenue. The Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) Program grant — part …

Emerging artist Darnell Ishmel to perform upcoming recital

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For the past three summers, Darnell Ishmel has worked as a property assessor for the Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center. This summer, Darnell has had much success in his other life as an opera singer! On October 23, Darnell will be presented in the emerging artist recital series at the Color of Music Festival in Charleston, South Carolina. http://www.colourofmusic.org As preparation for this …

Grant awarded to evaluate crime prevention through environmental design in Flint, MI

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We are pleased to announce that we were just awarded funding from the Centers for Disease Control to study the effects of environmental design on crime and youth violence. The project is in partnership with the University Avenue Corridor Coalition (UACC), a local community-based coalition in Flint, MI. UACC was established in 2012 to implement Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) activities to address …