Youth Violence Prevention in Minneapolis
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:
- Primary Prevention: helping communities stay safe and violence-free.
- Secondary Prevention: redirecting at-risk individuals and groups to safer behaviors and environments.
- 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
- 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.
Should you require a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate, or information in an alternative format, please contact 612-673-2301.
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Last updated Aug 13, 2018