Detroit Youth Violence Prevention Initiative

This collaborative is working to reduce exposure to violence among teens and young adults in the City of Detroit.

City Connect Detroit serves as the fiduciary and a technical assistance partner for this community wide initiative.

The Detroit Youth Violence Prevention Initiative was created by Detroit Mayor Dave Bing in 2012, in response to a request by the Obama administration that cities across America do more to prevent youth violence exposure.

Current activities of the collaborative include implementation of a Ceasfire gun violence prevention program and a Positive Behavioral Supports Intervention program in select Detroit schools.