Through Our Eyes: Children, Violence, and Trauma
This Office for Victims of Crime resource captures a video series and related resource materials that discuss the impact and consequences of children’s exposure to crime, abuse, and violence.
Youth Violence Prevention Initiatives
This section of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) site highlights key OJJDP-funded initiatives that are meant to help communities prevent and reduce youth violence.
America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2017
Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, July 2017
Understanding and Preventing Violence: Summary of 2016 Research and Surveillance Activities
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, July 2017
Local Measures: The Need for Neighborhood-Level Data in Youth Violence Prevention Initiatives
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, January 2017
The Effects of Summer Jobs on Youth Violence
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, 2017
Live Fast, Die Young: Anticipated Early Death and Adolescent Violence and Gang Involvement
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, December 2016
A Comprehensive Technical Package for the Prevention of Youth Violence and Associated Risk Behaviors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, November 2016
National Youth Violence Prevention Update: 2010-2016
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, July 2016
Combatting Youth Violence in American Cities: Programs and Partnerships in 30 Cities
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, June 2016
Durable Collaborations: The National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, June 2016
Shared Framework for Reducing Youth Violence and Promoting Well Being
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, May 2016
Understanding Youth Violence
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015
Preventing Youth Violence: Opportunities for Action
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, June 2014
Criminal Career Patterns
National Institute of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, May 2014
Bullying, Sexual, and Dating Violence Trajectories From Early to Late Adolescence
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, April 2014
Technology, Teen Dating Violence and Abuse, and Bullying
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, July 2013
Unpacking the Influence of Neighborhood Context and Antisocial Propensity on Violent Victimization of Children and Adolescents in Chicago
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, December 2011
Mental Health and Violent Offending in Chicago Youth: A Multilevel Approach
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, May 2011
Anticipating the Future Based on Analysis of the Past: Intercity Variation in Youth Homicide, 1984-2006
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, December 2010
Juveniles Who Commit Sex Offenses Against Minors
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, December 2009
Event Dynamics and the Role of Third Parties in Urban Youth Violence
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, May 2009
The Code of the Street and African-American Adolescent Violence
National Institute of Justice, February 2009
Electronic Media and Youth Violence -- A CDC Research Brief for Researchers
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2009
Girls Study Group--Charting the Way to Delinquency Prevention for Girls
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, October 2008
Violence by Teenage Girls: Trends and Context
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, May 2008
Electronic Media and Youth Violence: A CDC Issue Brief for Educators and Caregivers
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2008
The National Institute of Justice's CrimeSolutions.gov website is meant to help practitioners and policymakers understand what works in justice-related programs and practices. Included on CrimeSolutions.gov is relevant program and topical information pertaining to youth violence and prevention.
National Centers of Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-funded National Centers of Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention are unique from traditional research centers because they work with community members and many educational, justice and social work partners to develop action plans, partnerships, and priorities to prevent youth violence in a local community.
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
NIJ supports research that strives to understand and reduce the occurrence and impact of violent crimes. This includes describing the scope of these crimes, such as how and when they occur and their consequences. NIJ also supports evaluations of existing programs, practices and policies meant to prevent violent crime or to assist victims.
Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)
OVC is committed to ehancing the Nation’s capacity to assist crime victims and to providing leadership in changing attitudes, policies, and practices to promote justice and healing for all victims of crime. Visit OVC’s Child & Youth Victimization page for access to OVC, OVC-sponsored, and other materials that focus on victimization of youths.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
OJJDP provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization. OJJDP oversees, funds, and supports a number of programs related to youth violence prevention.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP): Model Programs Guide (MPG)
MPG contains information about evidence-based juvenile justice and youth prevention, intervention, and reentry programs. See the Violence Prevention page for access to information about rated programs.
Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere (STRYVE)
Developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, STRYVE is a guide for communities, states and the country to use in developing and implementing evidence-informed strategies, programs, and policies for stopping violence before it occurs using a public health approach.
For additional publications and resources on this topic, conduct a search of the NCJRS Abstracts Database and visit the following sections of our website: