Youth Violence Prevention
Youth violence is a serious public health problem and an adverse childhood experience that can have long-term impact on health and wellbeing. Youth Violence is the intentional use of physical force or power to threaten or harm others by young people ages 10-24.
Youth violence can include fighting, bullying, threats with weapons, and gang-related violence. A young person can be involved with youth violence as a victim, offender, or witness. Thousands of people experience youth violence every day. While the extent and types of youth violence vary across communities and demographic groups, youth violence negatively impacts youth in all communities—urban, suburban, rural, and tribal. Youth violence is common.
Homicide is the third leading cause of death for young people ages 10-24 and the leading cause of death for non-Hispanic Black or African American youth. Each day, more than 1,000 youth are treated in emergency departments for physical assault-related injuries.
If you would like to learn more or know someone who may need support, please call COMPASS at 330-782-5664 or visit COMPASSFamily.org. Our Rape Crisis Center or Daybreak Youth Shelter Program can provide assistance.