Research Report A Research-Based Practice Guide to Reduce Youth Gun and Gang/Group Violence
Jesse Jannetta, Rod Martinez, Paige Thompson, Janine M. Zweig, Lily Robin, Leigh Courtney, Lindsey Cramer, Storm Ervin, Andreea Matei, Krista White
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While extensive research exists, the field lacks a current and translational synthesis of what works to reduce youth group and gun violence. In response, the Urban Institute developed a research-based practice guide to inform local government, law enforcement, and community-violence-intervention stakeholders as they implement new antiviolence interventions and refine existing ones. To inform the development of the guide, Urban researchers conducted a comprehensive literature synthesis of research on violence reduction interventions and conducted a scan of interventions representing well-known antiviolence models and other innovative strategies. Drawing on the findings from the literature synthesis and scan of practice, the practice guide presents recommendations around nine practice areas related to building an infrastructure to support a multi-faceted antiviolence strategy and implementing effective violence reduction programs.

Research Areas Children and youth Crime, justice, and safety
Tags Youth development Delinquency and crime Juvenile justice Policing and community safety Victims of crime Trauma-informed approaches
Policy Centers Justice Policy Center