Staff Spotlight: Tiara Rueda

Alison Grodzinski Blog Posts, Media/News 0 Comments

The Michigan YVPC team is made up of a diverse group of people, and each brings a unique set of skills and experience to the table. Our staff spotlight series highlights members of our team, many of whom work and live in the Flint community. We’ve asked them a little about themselves and their role with the YVPC program.  Q: Tell me …

Can Employment Opportunities Reduce Youth Gang Violence?

schiffla Blog Posts, HBHE 680 76 Comments

As a young adult, whenever I see a news article or a new study surface about youth gang violence, I always become curious about the factors that influence a youth’s involvement in this area of violence. I think this curiosity arises from the fact that I have never directly been exposed to gang violence. However, it’s apparent that youth gang …

Social Justice Forum on Gun Control & Violence

schaubn Blog Posts, HBHE 680 2 Comments

This past Friday, I attended a forum with a focus on gun control, gun violence, and social justice solutions. As a brief introduction, the speakers at this event were: Dr. Desmond Patton – his “research is broadly focused on urban African American male development and identity. He is specifically interested in the mechanisms and processes underlying how African American adolescent …

New Publication: Identifying Violent Crime “Hot Spots” For More Effective Violence Prevention

Ashley Garrity Media/News, Publications 3 Comments

The American Journal of Public Health has just published a new article from Dr. Robert Lipton, faculty member of the Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center and University of Michigan Injury Center. The publication, “The Geography of Violence, Alcohol Outlets, and Drug Arrests in Boston,” details how Dr. Lipton and his colleagues identified and mapped violent crime “hot spots” in Boston. …

December 2012 Connecticut School Shooting Position Statement

Alison Grodzinski Blog Posts, Media/News, Policy Statements 6 Comments

Nine school violence prevention researchers and practitioners nationwide have developed a position statement on the Dec. 14, 2012 Connecticut school shootings that is being disseminated across the U.S. today. This statement is in response to the tragic acts of violence at Sandy Hook Elementary School and updates the School Shootings Position Statement that was disseminated nationally following the tragic school-related …