Strategy promotes approaches that are well coordinated, responsive to local needs and concerns, and build on best practices and existing strengths. Furthermore, the process of strategy development builds a shared understanding and commitment and enables participants to establish working relationships.
Strategic plans clarify what prioritized actions will be taken in order to reduce violence sustainably.
Quality data can inform strategic planning and implementation by identifying existing assets and resources and gaps in services.
Significant investment helps ensure that young people and their communities have the support and opportunities needed to thrive.