National Youth Violence Prevention Week is April 3-7, 2017

March 27, 2017

National Youth Violence Prevention Week

Everyone can play a role in supporting young people. National Youth Violence Prevention Week is a great time to get involved.

The goal of the National Youth Violence Prevention Week is to raise awareness and to educate students, teachers, school administrators, counselors, school resource officers, school staff, parents, and the public on effective ways to prevent or reduce youth violence.

During this week-long national education initiative various activities will demonstrate the positive role young people can have in making their schools and communities safer. With the support of national premier youth-serving organizations, each day of the week focuses on a specific violence prevention strategy. These include promoting respect and tolerance, anger management, resolving conflicts peacefully, supporting safety, and uniting in action. 

For 2017, the campaign’s Youth Advisory Board proposed these topics:

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) is a proud member of the STRYVE Action Council.

The STRYVE Action Council is a multi-sector consortium of organizations that work at the national level to advance youth violence prevention efforts in states and communities. The Action Council is united in STRYVE’s common vision: a nation of safe and healthy youth who can achieve their full potential as connected and contributing members of thriving, violence-free families, schools, and communities. Current Action Council members represent public health, education, and law enforcement, as well as youth-serving and social service sectors.

To help the NCJFCJ and the other members of the STRYVE Action Council during National Youth Prevention Week, download the plan for messaging and images to use through your social media channels.


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