Youth Violence

The following summary of interventions aimed at preventing youth violence was written for America’s Promise, an initiative supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, by Arthur L. Kellermann, MD, MPH and Dawna S. Fuqua-Whitley, MA, of the Emory Center for Injury Control at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, and Frederick P. Rivara, MD, MPH, of the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center at the University of Washington. It was published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in September, 1996. We include it here since it is a recent, up-to-date review of this topic.


Scope of the problem

Concluding remarks

Youth Violence: A Report of the Surgeon General (2001)

The interventions discussed in this report are divided into the following three main categories:

Prevention Interventions

I. Effective interventions

Infancy and early childhood intervention programs

II. Less effective interventions

Individual-level interventions

Community-level interventions

III. Untested interventions