Youth violence is a significant public health problem that affects thousands of young people each day, and in turn, their families, schools, and communities. CDC works to understand the problem of violence experienced by youth and prevent it.
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 pdf icon[3.89 MB, 68 Pages, 508]
CDC’s Vital Signs fact sheet includes key insights into the violence experiences of teens aged 14 to 18 using CDC’s 2019 national Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS).
CDC released an editorial series with the American Journal of Public Health, highlighting the National Centers of Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention (YVPCs). This series includes YVPC lessons learned, youth violence prevention approaches, community-level intervention models, and insights on social determinants of health, structural racism, and social norms that impact youth. Read the editorials today!