Violence

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Unfortunately, too many teens are exposed to violence every day, but you have the power to do something about it. The resources on this page can help you learn how to find help if you are a victim of a crime, leave a gang if you’ve already joined, and work to transform your community’s response to crimes against young people.

Publications

Get information about the consequences of joining a gang and how to leave a gang once you've joined.

Resources

Life skills we all need: learning how to protect ourselves from scammers. Their tactics might change, but all scammers have the same goal: to get your personal information. This article explains... Read more »

Websites

It's on us to stop sexual assault: to get in the way before it happens, to get a friend home safely, and to not blame the victim. Take the It’s On Us pledge and commit to doing your part to... Read more »

Speaking Out About Rape, Inc. (SOAR) runs national awareness, education and sexual violence prevention programs and aims to empower survivors of rape. SOAR's website features multiple resources on... Read more »

RAINN is the largest network of rape and abuse survivors in the nation. Find hotline numbers, tips on how to help yourself or friends, and ways to get involved in the campaign for a more just... Read more »

Youth Voices

“I was very eager to meet and converse with my peers as well as key leadership throughout the country. I think that it is very important to give folks that may not normally interact the... Read more »

"The National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention is an epitome of what cities should be implementing to reach the needs of their own cities -- since not every city requires the same things."

JR

“The key is to be positive and do positive things ... It’s hard at the beginning, but if you have people trying to help you and show you tools … then it’s worth a try and you won’t regret it.”

“Don’t give up to the streets. Don’t give up to drugs. Go to school and do good and everything else will come to you. Take advantage of all the opportunities given to you.”