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Teen Violence: Web Resources

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1234 Columbus Avenue
Building 3, Room 211A
Boston, MA 02120
Phone: 857-701-1380

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Roxbury Youthworks, Inc.* 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.

Teen Empowerment* 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.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) A federally-funded reference and referral service offering justice and substance abuse information, including a searchable database containing articles, audiovisual material, publications, and reports about teen violence around the world. Also includes access to federal teen violence statistics and information from other federal agencies.

Youth Violence Prevention Center 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.

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Roxbury Community College Library
Room 211 Academic Building
1234 Columbus Ave.
Boston, MA 02120-3400
Phone: 857-701-1386

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Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: CLOSED

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1234 Columbus Avenue
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Boston, MA 02120