Preventing violence is a top-down, bottom-up venture. In the middle, strong collaboration is supported by on-going attention from dedicated staffing.

High-Level Leadership

Leaders can send a strong public message by declaring that youth violence is both unacceptable and preventable.

Collaboration & Staffing

Violence prevention requires multiple private, public and community players to come together in a strategic and coordinated way.

Community Engagement

Community engagement, input and leadership are critical in definining the problem and implementing strategies to prevent violence.