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Solutions Online Think Tank-Preventing Youth Violence

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What is causing the rise in violence among American communities? And what can be done to reduce the violence- especially among the youth? The fact is that the rise in violence has been stated to be a global issue. The U.S. is simply among the nations that is affected. There are different areas of violence including cultural wars, religious wars and even gender based assaults - especially violence against women and girls. However among these concerns, the violence being executed among and by youth may be most alarming. This population actually encompasses all of the other areas of concern including cultural, religious and gender based. A recent grant announcement from the "U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), is seeking applications for funding under its Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Community-Based Violence Prevention Demonstration Program. This program furthers DOJ’s mission by reducing violence involving youth in targeted communities." For more information: http://ojjdp.ncjrs.gov/grants/solicitations/FY2010/CBVP%20DEMO.pdf **** Our Solutions Online Think Tank programs are designed to offer tangible solutions to the critical issues that are challenging the quality of life in various populations. Each segment will begin with a clearly stated problem, along statistics and/or other information about the problem before inviting participants to help develop workable solutions. We invite forward thinkers, entrepreneurs and solutions oriented talkers to engage in meaningful problem solving. These episodes may be forwarded to government officials (or other interested entities) to let them review solutions oriented discussions.

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