Promoting Positive Youth Development
Building Busy Streets
Addressing the Root Causes of Firearm Violence
Racism and economic disinvestment have undermined opportunity and contributed to rising firearm violence in cities across the U.S. Yet, in communities with the greatest need for prevention, there is a lack of relevant, evidence-based programs.
Core Project: Building Evidence for Firearm Violence Prevention
Firearm injuries are the leading cause of death among youth in the United States and Black youth are disproportionately affected. Yet few interventions work to address the root causes of firearm violence like systemic racism and economic disinvestment. The Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center (MI-YVPC) works to change that.
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