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Winter 12-7-2012


The efforts inspired by the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention will take time to develop, but survey results from the first 15 months of implementation suggest that the initiative may be generating some important changes. In five communities, survey respondents report a number of potentially valuable improvements. The results imply that the cities involved in the National Forum may be increasing opportunities for youth and improving the extent to which violence prevention approaches draw upon the perspectives and expertise of a broad range of community members. There are also indications that some cities are developing better overall capacity to reduce youth violence, and local perceptions of law enforcement efficacy may be improving. In 2016, the JohnJayREC research team launched a new iteration of the same survey. To view that report, click here:


See the updated results from 2016:

Recommended citation for this 2012 work: Butts, Jeffrey A., Caterina Roman, and Kathleen A. Tomberg (2012). Teaming Up for Safer Cities. New York, NY: Research and Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York.



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