Youth Violence Prevention at CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is actively engaged in efforts to stop youth violence before it starts. CDC’s strategic areas for youth violence prevention include

  • Monitoring and researching the problem,

  • Developing and evaluating prevention strategies,

  • Supporting and enhancing prevention programs,

  • Providing prevention resources, and

  • Encouraging research and development.

CDC’s youth violence prevention activities are geared toward practical actions that make a difference right now. We study the factors that increase the risk of violence and the factors that protect youth from harm, and we use the results of these studies to guide prevention programs and policies. We conduct studies that evaluate how well these programs work and identify those with the greatest impact. Knowing what works is crucial in implementing effective prevention programs in schools and communities.

Learn more about CDC’s work in youth violence prevention at: External Web Site Icon.