Collaborating with communities to support youth to thrive free from violence

Promoting Positive Youth Development

Providing youth with leadership opportunities to create community change and prevent youth violence.
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Building Busy Streets

Empowering youth and communities to improve neighborhood environments and strengthen community relationships.
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Hospital-Based Interventions

Reaching youth seeking care with evidence-based prevention programs that provide support and build skills.
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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.

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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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