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STRYVE Action Council

The STRYVE Action Council is a multi-sector consortium of organizations that work at the national level to advance youth violence prevention efforts in states and communities. The Action Council is united in STRYVE’s common vision: a nation of safe and healthy youth who can achieve their full potential as connected and contributing members of thriving, violence-free families, schools, and communities. Current Action Council members represent public health, education, and law enforcement, as well as youth-serving and social service sectors.


The Action Council’s work in support of state and local efforts includes:

  1. Increasing awareness and understanding that youth violence is a preventable public health issue
  2. Expanding the network of national, state, and local organizations that are involved in, and champions for, youth violence prevention
  3. Informing national, state and local policy that advances youth violence prevention strategies

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) leads and administers the STRYVE Action Council, with support from the Safe States Alliance. The STRYVE Action Council was formed in 2010 to leverage the expertise, resources and influence of partners inside and outside of public health and advance our work in communities. All Action Council member organizations provide voluntary, in-kind support to the STRYVE Action Council. Its activities are driven by an action plan, and the Action Council accomplishes its work through small workgroups that are co-led by CDC, Safe States, and Action Council members.


Youth Violence is a Preventable Public Health Issue

Youth violence is a leading cause of death and injuries. According to the CDC, twelve young people are victims of homicide every day, and homicide is the third leading cause of death for youth aged 10-24 years. Its damage extends beyond young victims to harm the physical, mental, and economic health of all community residents.

However, evidence from research and practice shows that we can prevent youth violence and create healthier communities. Public health has a history of creating innovative solutions to address challenging problems like youth violence. However, the public health sector cannot succeed alone. Multi-sector partnerships across jurisdictions are critical to implementing the comprehensive approaches needed to prevent youth violence.


STRYVE Action Council Resources

A Comprehensive Technical Package for the Prevention of Youth Violence and Associated Risk Behaviors

This technical package, developed by CDC, represents a select group of strategies based on the best available evidence to help communities and states sharpen their focus on prevention activities with the greatest potential to prevent youth violence and its consequences. 


Applying the Youth Violence Technical Package - Stories from the Field

Stories highlighting the application of strategies found in the Technical Package for the Prevention of Youth Violence and Associated Risk Factors

Continuum of Violence Prevention
Describes the continuum along which violence prevention strategies can be implemented. The further upstream that we intervene, the more likely our strategies will prevent violence in the first place.

Many Voices, One Priority: Prevent Youth Violence - Op-Ed Toolkit

Provides tips on how to craft op-eds, blogs, letters to the editor, and other articles that educate about evidence-based strategies, the benefits of preventing youth violence before it occurs, and the role of a public health approach.


 STRYVE: Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere (CDC)

CDC webpage describing the STRYVE national youth violence prevention initiative.



Value of Youth Violence Prevention (YVP) Success Stories:

Stories that highlight the value of youth violence prevention efforts by featuring testimonials from youth that have participated in successful prevention efforts and providing evaluation results from effective initiatives and interventions.


Youth Violence Prevention Policy Portal

Provides access to a variety of policy tools and resources that have been developed by STRYVE Action Council members and other organizations to help prevent youth violence.


Youth Violence Prevention Message Bank

A compendium of messages that can be disseminated through a variety of communication platforms to enhance knowledge and awareness of youth violence prevention.


Youth Violence Prevention: Public Health Successes

Describes effective programs funded by federal, state, and local agencies that have successfully prevented youth violence by utilizing public health approaches that proactively prevent violence before it occurs.





























































Members of the STRYVE Action Council


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