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Opportunities for Action

Every day 13 young people are victims of homicide. But CDC’s research and involvement in community-level work indicates this and other forms of youth violence don’t have to happen.

A new report and companion guide outlines how we can all play a role in stopping youth violence before it starts.

Preventing Youth Violence: Opportunities for Action explains the prevalence of youth violence and highlights the impact it can have on the health and well-being of communities.

Its companion guide, Taking Action to Prevent Youth Violence provides clear action steps anyone can take to help make their communities and neighborhoods safer places in which to live, work, and play.

Looking for ideas on how to take action to help stop youth violence, before it happens? Visit CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention website and get started today.