Funding is critical for effective violence prevention. Significant investment will help ensure that young people, their families and communities have the necessary support and opportunities needed to thrive. Many cities already have multiple resources invested in violence prevention and strategic plans, and strategies should inform how this investment can be maximized.


  • Significant investment
  • Alignment of resources
  • Appropriate allocation
  • Resources to support all essential elements
  • Flexibility for local priorities
  • Sustainable revenue sources
  • Diversified funding sources