National Centers of Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention (YVPCs)

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Youth Violence Prevention Centers (YVPCs)

YVPC Overview Factsheet

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The Chicago Center for Youth Violence Prevention (CCYVP)

Chicago Center for Youth Violence Prevention (CCYVP)

Collaborating with the Community to Reduce Violence

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The University of Louisville Youth Violence Prevention Research Center (UofL YVPRC)

University of Louisville Youth Violence Prevention Research Center (UofL YVPRC)

The Power of Truth: UofL’s Youth Violence Prevention Fellows Seek to Shift Stereotypes with a Resounding Message of Pride and Peace

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The Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center (MI-YVPC)

University of Michigan (MI-YVPC)

Creating Safe and Healthy Futures

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Youth violence is a widespread public health problem that negatively affects youth, families, and communities. Homicide is the third leading cause of death for young people ages 10 to 24. Each day, about 13 youth die from homicide and more than 1,300 are treated in emergency departments for violence-related injuries. Despite these staggering statistics, preventing youth violence is possible.

CDC’s National Centers of Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention (also known as YVPCs – and formerly Academic Centers of Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention) are academic-community collaborations that advance the science and practice of youth violence prevention. Through local partnerships, the YVPCs develop, implement, and rigorously evaluate innovative strategies to prevent violence and create safer, healthier family and community environments for youth.

Learn About the YVPCs
Learn About the YVPCs

History, mission, goals, current and past initiatives.

YVPC Accomplishments
YVPC Accomplishments

Highlights research findings and community success stories.

YVPC Prevention Resources
YVPC Prevention Resources

YVPC tools, materials, articles, and more.

Building community. Preventing violence

The YVPCs research effective violence prevention approaches to promote thriving youth and build safer communities.

Page last reviewed: February 28, 2018