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Violence Prevention Resources

Find organizations, articles, and other resources that American Indian and Alaska Native communities can use to strengthen violence prevention efforts.

Native-Specific Organizations

“Man Up” to Stop Violence Against Women Calls on young Natives to take an active role in stopping violence against women.

National Indian Justice Center Resource Page Lists resources maintained by the National Indian Justice Center.

The Native Child Alliance Avocates for child safety and protection under the law.

The Native American Women’s Health Education Resource Center Aims to protect the health and human rights of indigenous peoples while working toward safe communities for women and children.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization.

Other Prevention Organizations

Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence Focuses on understanding and preventing violence, particularly among adolescents, and includes an extensive resource library.

Institute for the Study and Prevention of Violence provides research and evaluation services for community partners, such as schools, law enforcement agencies, and treatment providers.

Violence Prevention: Evidence Base and Resources A violence prevention resource for policy makers and others working to tackle and prevent violence.

Fact Sheets

Understanding School Violence: Fact Sheet – (PDF | 345 KB) Provides information gathered from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on school violence

Manuals and Toolkits

Love and Respect: Teens Helping Teens Develop Safe Relationships – (PDF | 991 KB) Provides information on teen dating violence and healthy relationships.

Native-Specific Research

Alaska Natives Combating Substance Abuse and Related Violence Through Self-Healing: A Report for the People – (PDF | 573 KB) Provides information about alcohol-related violence, reasons why it happens, its effects, and ways to reduce it.

Sharing the Spirit of Wisdom: Tribal Leaders Listening Conferenc (PDF | 507 KB) Summarizes a listening conference held between the federal government and tribal leaders to address violence prevention.

Youth Gangs in Indian Country (PDF | 472 KB) Addresses youth gangs within American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

Other Prevention Research

Best Practices of Youth Violence Prevention—A Sourcebook for Community Action – (PDF | 1.7 MB) Looks at the effectiveness of violence prevention practices.

Last Updated: 01/24/2018