Programs and Partnerships to Prevent Gang-Related Youth Violence

I’m in the CLE this week enjoying some family time, so apologies for light postings this week. The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, the National Association of County & City Health Officials and the Safe States Alliance are co-sponsoring a webcast, Programs and Partnerships to Prevent Gang-Related Youth Violence. The session will be held June 28th from 2-3:30pm ET.

From the site:

Gang-related youth violence is complex public health problem that can be addressed by using innovative, prevention-focused strategies and strong, collaborative partnerships. Acknowledging the impact of firearms on the lethality of gang-related violence, it is critical to explore the public health role in supporting primary and secondary prevention efforts to minimize violence-related firearm deaths and injuries that continue to disproportionately affect youth.

This webcast will feature presentations by professionals and experts that are actively implementing programs in their states and communities to prevent gang-related violence. During this webcast, speakers will address the national burden of firearm-related injuries among youth, describe programs currently being implemented to prevent gang-related violence and enhance youth empowerment, and provide insights on how to address the challenges of delivering effective violence prevention programs that utilize a public health approach.

Featured speakers include:

  • Daniel Webster, ScD, MPH, Co-Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research and Associate Director for Research, JHSPH Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence
  • Billie Weiss, MPH, Associate Director for Outreach and Communications, Southern California Injury Prevention Research Center, UCLA School of Public Health
  • Leyla Layman, Deputy Director of Criminal Justice, City of Baltimore

The webcast will be moderated by Tony Gomez, Manager of the Violence and Injury Prevention Program at Public Health-Seattle & King County.