Preventing Youth Violence

Last week, the Youth Violence Prevention Steering Committee unveiled a comprehensive new initiative for dealing with and preventing youth violence in Minneapolis.

The City's Blueprint for Action plan recognizes youth violence as a public health epidemic that requires a holistic, multi-faceted response. The 4 key goals are:

  • Every young person in Minneapolis is supported by at least one trusted adult in their family or their community.
  • Intervene at the first sign that young people are at risk for violence.
  • Restore young people who have gone down the wrong path.
  • Unlearn the culture of violence in out community.

The Blueprint for Action is available online at the City of Minneapolis website.

Story submitted by Hilary Johnson

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