Youth violence is a significant public health problem that affects thousands of young people each day, and in turn, their families, schools, and communities.
Youth violence is an adverse childhood experience and is connected to other forms of violence, including child abuse and neglect, teen dating violence, adult intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and suicide.
The good news is youth violence is preventable. The ultimate goal is to stop youth violence before it starts.
Factsheet, Statistics, and Consequences
Factsheet, Video, Statistics, Consequences, and Resources
About and Resources
Initiative, Action Council, STRYVE Online, and Resources
Strategies to help states and communities prevent youth violence
Factors that are linked to or protect against violence
About, Data and Statistics, School-Associated Violent Death Study, and Resources
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
About, Accomplishments, and Resources
Articles, publications, and data sources
A Comprehensive Technical Package for the Prevention of Youth Violence and Associated Risk Behavior Cdc-pdf[4.09 MB, 64 Pages, 508]
This technical package represents a select group of strategies based on the best available evidence to help communities and states sharpen their focus on prevention activities with the greatest potential to prevent youth violence and its consequences. Also available in Spanish Cdc-pdf[3.89 MB, 68 Pages, 508]