Youth Violence Prevention Resources

National Resources:

Centers for Disease Control

SAVE: Students Against Violence Everywhere

STRYVE: Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere

UNITY: Urban Networks to Increase Thriving Youth

The Center to Prevent Youth Violence


Local Resources and Supports:

Minneapolis Blueprint for Action Youth Violence Prevention Initiative

Youth Coordinating Board 

Minneapolis Public Schools

Alternatives to Violence Project

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities

Bolder Options

Bridge for Youth

Center for Policy, Planning & Performance

Children’s Defense Fund Minnesota

Committee for Children (bullying prevention & social/emotional learning)

Division of Indian Work

Hennepin County Libraries

Kinship of Greater Minneapolis

The Link

MAD DADS of Minneapolis

Mentoring Partnership of MN

Midtown Community Restorative Justice

MN Youth Intervention Programs Association (YIPA)

Northside Achievement Zone

Protect The E.D.G.E.

Protect Minnesota

Restorative Justice Community Action

YMCA Twin Cities : North Community




Bullying Prevention:

Federal Departments of Health & Human Services, Education and Justice

PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center

Stand Up to Cyber Bullying

Digital Rights Project – A Thin Line

Safe Schools Coalition


Conflict Resolution/ Restorative Practices:

Conflict Resolution Information Center

Conflict Resolution Education Center

Minnesota Department of Education: Restorative Measures

International Institute for Restorative Practices


Booklist to learn more about the issue:

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Payback: Why We Retaliate, Redirect Aggression and Take Revenge, 2011 David P. Barash

The Solution: Conquer Your Fear, Control Your Future, 2011 Lucinda Bassett

The Compassionate Rebel Revolution, 2011 Burt Berlowe

Escaping Domestic Abuse, 2009 Jane Boucher

Child Abuse and Domestic Violence, 2011 Melissa J. Doak

Growing Up: Issues Affecting America’s Youth, 2010 Melissa J. Doak

Violent Children, 2010 Roman Espejo

Defusing Angry People, 2011 Kevin Fauteux

Lockdown High: When the Schoolhouse Becomes a Jailhouse, 2011 Annette Fuentes

How to Win a Fight: A Guide to Avoiding and Surviving Violence, 2011 Lawrence A. Kane

Don’t Shoot: One Man, a Street Fellowship and the End of Violence in Inner-City America, 2011 David M. Kennedy

In the Name of Identity: Violence and the Need to Belong, 2012 Amin Maalouf

The Language of Emotions: What Your Feelings are Trying to Tell You, 2010 Karla McLaren

The Right to Be Safe: Putting an End to Bullying Behavior, 2011 Cricket Meehan

Scared Silent: A Memoir, 2009 Mildred Muhammad

Overcoming Anger in Your Relationship: How to Break the Cycle of Arguments, Put-Downs and Stony Silences, 2010 W. Robert Nay

The Cow in the Parking Lot: A Zen Approach to Overcoming Anger, 2010 Leonard Scheff

Teacher at Point Blank: Confronting Sexuality, Violence and Secrets in a Suburban School, 2010 Jo Scott-Coe

Fail Up: 20 Lessons on Building Success From Failure, 2011 Tavis Smiley

A Safe Place for Women: Surviving Domestic Abuse and Creating a Successful Future, 2010 Kelly White

The War of the Lamb: The Ethics of Nonviolence and Peacemaking, 2009 John Howard Yoder

Who Are We – And Should it Matter in the 21st Century? 2011 Gary Younge

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Young Revolutionaries Who Rock: An Insider’s Guide to Saving the World One Revolution at a Time, 2009 Dallas Jessup

The Bite of the Mango, 2008 Mariatu Kamara

The Teen Guide to Global Action: How to Connect With Others (Near & Far) to Create Social Change, 2008 Barbara A. Lewis

Make Every Day Count, 2012 Max Lucado

PeaceJam: A Billion Simple Acts of Peace, 2008 Ivan Suvanjieff

When I Was a Soldier: A Memoir, 2005 Valerie Zenatti


Stand Up for Yourself & Your Friends: Dealing With Bullies and Bossiness, and Finding a Better Way, 2009 Patti Kelley Criswell

The Kids’ Guide to Working Out Conflicts: How to Keep Cool, Stay Safe, and Get Along, 2004 Naomi Drew

Kids of Kabul: Living Bravely Through a Never-ending War, 2012 Deborah Ellis

Off to War: Voices of Soldiers’ Children, 2008 Deborah Ellis

We Want You to Know: Kids Talk About Bullying, 2010 Deborah Ellis

After Gandhi: One Hundred Years of Nonviolent Resistance, 2009 Anne Sibley O’Brien

Dealing With Bullying, 2007 Pete Sanders

One Peace: True Stories of Young Activists, 2008 Janet Wilson

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