Our work is grounded in community and youth empowerment theories. We partner with universities, health systems, police departments, and community-based organizations. Together, we implement and evaluate strategies to prevent youth violence.
By working collaboratively with community partners, we ensure that our work is youth- and community-driven. This approach promotes prevention that is more responsive, equitable, and sustainable.
Our goal is to honor what local partners are already doing in their communities and bring what university partners have to offer, including implementation and evaluation science.
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.