CDC Presents Congressional Briefing on Youth Violence

June 30, 2015

On July 22, the National Prevention Science Coalition to Improve Lives (NPSC) will host a briefing with nationally recognized experts on violence prevention and positive youth development. Preventing Violence: Evidence-Based Programs and Policies to Promote Positive Youth Development will be held at the U.S. Capitol in the Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2237, from 1 to 3:30 p.m.
 
The meeting will focus on individual-level and environmental factors that influence development and increase propensity for youth violence. Strategies will then be discussed for short-term and longer range reduction in violence. These strategies can save taxpayer dollars while strengthening individuals, families, and communities. There will be discussion about Youth PROMISE Act (YPA) legislation for helping youth to develop into healthy and successful adults. Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott will present on this bipartisan prevention-related legislation.
 
Five previous prevention-related briefings have already been conducted (Interventions across Policy Areas; Scaling-up Implementation; Juvenile Justice Reform; Science to Policy; and Economics of Prevention). This session should be of value to legislators, staffers, administrators, researchers, evaluators, educators, practitioners, advocates, and funders.