Youth Violence Prevention Partnership
The Youth Violence Prevention Partnership (YVPP) is a multi-sector collaborative partnership to support the public health approach to youth violence reduction in St. Louis.
YVPP was awarded a Safe & Thriving Communities grant. They have released their 2018-2023 Strategic Plan and their logic model, which is shown below.
As part of the grant, YVPP also worked with Think Health St. Louis to develop a Community Safety Dashboard. The Safety Dashboard is a tool to support more informed decisions regarding the safety and well-being of St. Louisans, especially youth. It takes a holistic view of the community, including crime statistics along with data on community conditions and social determinants that relate to violence. It is YVPP's hope that this dashboard leads to:
More coordinated violence prevention efforts
Data-driven and strategic decisions around violence prevention
Conversations around safety and violence that acknowledge structural and community conditions
The ultimate goal: safer communities