In 1999, seeking to reduce Philadelphia's homicide rate and put youthful offenders on the path to a productive adulthood, various Philadelphia agencies and organizations, including Public/Private Ventures, partnered to form the Youth Violence Reduction Partnership (YVRP). The projects goal is to steer youth, ages 14 to 24 and at greatest risk of killing or being killed, toward productive lives through increased support and supervision. This report describes YVRP and presents early evidence the initiative may be reducing homicides.
Title: Alive at 25: Reducing Youth Violence Through Monitoring and Support
Publication date 2004-06-15
Publication Year 2004
Wendy S. McClanahan
North America / United States (Northeastern) / Pennsylvania / Philadelphia County / Philadelphia
, youth violence
, 25th district
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