A community-based nonprofit organization that "combats the roots of juvenile delinquency in the inner city neighborhoods of Boston by providing innovative support services to court-involved and other youth up to 21 years of age." An exemplar contact for information about community involvement and activism, including information about events, programs, and social services for area youth and teens.
A national nonprofit organization with two sites in Boston and Somerville, MA, with a mission to "empower youth and adults as agents of individual, institutional, and social change." Through youth organizer groups and events, "youth from rival neighborhoods are brought together to work towards common goals." A valuable resource for information about youth-to-youth programs that use dialogue as an alternative to violence.
The Office of Justice Programs is a federal agency that provides federal leadership, grants, training, technical assistance and other resources to improve the nation’s capacity to prevent and reduce crime, assist victims and enhance the rule of law by strengthening the criminal and juvenile justice systems. Its six program offices support state and local crime-fighting efforts, fund thousands of victim service programs, help communities manage sex offenders, address the needs of youth in the system and children in danger, and provide vital research and data.
A federal resource "for communities working to prevent violence committed by and against young people." This site includes valuable resources for teen violence prevention efforts, including teen violence statistics, federal publications and reports, and news articles updated weekly.