Victims of youth violence (e.g., child abuse and neglect, dating or sexual violence) are at increased risk for serious mental health and other problems, including substance abuse and suicide. We provide expert training, communications, data management, and evaluation services for programs that target the difficult issues of youth violence and child welfare, with the goal of breaking the cycle of violence.
For children involved in the child welfare or juvenile justice systems, the traumas experienced early in life may produce adverse health, behavior, and life potential outcomes. And children of color are more likely to remain in the system and for a longer amount of time. As a result, they are at even higher risk for adverse long-term outcomes, where the damage done at an early age may alter their life trajectory.