Solving Youth Violence—Partnerships That Work

Rising concern about the increase in youth violence has prompted many efforts to find effective ways to discourage youth crime in disadvantaged communities, stop development of criminal careers among youthful offenders, and eliminate violence related to drug trafficking or gangs. This conference managed by ILJ brought together nearly 1,000 researchers, criminal justice practitioners, and young persons to speak about collaborative work on these problems. A national teleconference moderated by Vice President Gore highlighted the second day of the conference. Conference topics included youth development, mentoring, prevention of family violence, and alternative programs for adjudicated youth.