New Blog Post – Project Supports California Cities’ Violence Prevention Efforts

New Blog Post – Project Supports California Cities’ Violence Prevention Efforts

August 13, 2012 | by 

Youth violence is a serious problem in the United States. More than 692,000 young people ages 10 to 24 are treated in emergency departments each year for injuries caused by violence (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2008). In addition to inflicting debilitating physical wounds, victimization and exposure to violence can negatively affect youths’ brain development, emotional attachments, relationships, physical health, educational success, and risk of future delinquency.

Youth violence is a serious problem in the United States. More than 692,000 young people ages 10 to 24 are treated in emergency departments each year for injuries caused by violence (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2008). In addition to inflicting debilitating physical wounds, victimization and exposure to violence can negatively affect youths’ brain development, emotional attachments, relationships, physical health, educational success, and risk of future delinquency.

NCCD’s Livier Gutierrez discusses the serious consequences of youth violence, and its negative effects on the nature and quality of social relations, business activity, and housing values, in our newest blog post.