Assessing the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention

Through a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, the City University of New York’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice collaborated with Temple University to assess the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention. Initiated by the White House and announced on October 5, 2010, the National Forum brings together the U.S. Department of Justice, Department of Education, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, and the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

The efforts of these federal agencies supported the development and implementation of youth violence prevention initiatives in ten U.S. communities. The assessment project initially tracked the Forum efforts in six cities: Boston, Chicago, Detroit, and Memphis, as well as Salinas and San Jose, California. In 2012, four cities were added: Camden, NJ, Minneapolis, MN, New Orleans, LA, and Philadelphia, PA.

In September 2013, the Department of Justice awarded an additional grant to the Research & Evaluation Center as support for the Center’s efforts to assist the ten National forum cities to generate information about local crime trends.



Dr. Jeffrey A. Butts, PI
Kathleen Tomberg
Sheyla Delgado
Popy Begum
Dr. Caterina Gouvis Roman, Co-PI – Temple University


$440,000. Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.