Youth Violence Prevention in Minneapolis

Youth Violence Prevention week is March 31 - April 8, 2018 


Minneapolis addresses youth violence using a public health approach. 
Public health issues are preventable and affect the entire community. A public health approach to violence has three main focuses:

  1. Primary Prevention: helping communities stay safe and violence-free. 
  2. Secondary Prevention: redirecting at-risk individuals and groups to safer behaviors and environments. 
  3. Tertiary Prevention: rehabilitating those engaged in violence and fostering safe re-entry into the community. 

On all three levels of prevention, the Minneapolis Health Department (MHD) works with its partners—police, schools, parks, county services, community organizations, youth, and more—toward a common goal of reducing violence among young people in Minneapolis.

New initiatives include: replicating the evidence-based Group Violence Intervention strategy; Next Step, a hospital-based youth violence intervention program; and a CDC-funded project addressing shared risk and protective factors between teen dating violence and youth-violence. Policy work, including supporting sensible gun laws, is also an important component of MHD’s efforts.  




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Should you require a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate, or information in an alternative format, please contact 612-673-2301. 

Para asistencia 612-673-2700 - Rau kev pab 612-673-2800 - Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500

Last updated Mar 12, 2018



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Para asistencia 612-673-2700, Yog xav tau kev pab, hu 612-637-2800, Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500. 


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