CDC National Centers of Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention (YVPCs): Rigorous Evaluation of Prevention Strategies to Prevent, Reduce Community Rates of Youth Violence
(p. 6 of the PDF) Number of Applications: Eligible applicant organizations may submit more than one application to this NOFO, provided that each application is scientifically distinct.
The purpose of this announcement is to fund the National Centers of Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention (Youth Violence Prevention Centers or YVPCs) to continue to build the evidence base for violence prevention strategies and approaches that reduce community rates of youth violence within one or more geographically defined communities with rates of community violence that are higher than the national one. Applications should focus on a community or set of communities with high rates of youth violence (i.e., a community or communities that have multiple empirically robust risk factors for youth violence and where rates of youth violence are higher than the national average) for all key activities. The applicant should form a youth advisory council to provide input on the selection, implementation, and evaluation of youth violence prevention strategies. A rigorous evaluation will be conducted on at least two distinct prevention strategies related to at least two of the four research areas outlined in this NOFO that are designed to reduce community rates of youth violence in the selected community or set of communities