PIC ID: 7859; Agency Sponsor: CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Federal Contact: Dietz, Sue, 404-639-0210; Performer: Battelle, Arlington, VA
Performance Improvement 2006. Formative Evaluation of the National Academic Centers of Excellence in Youth Violence
The National Academic Centers of Excellence in Youth Violence (NACEYV) were funded in FY2000 as part of a congressional initiative. Five comprehensive centers were funded for 5 years and five developing centers for 3 years. The comprehensive centers have established expertise in the area of youth violence. The core activities of these centers include conducting research into risk factors for youth violence and the effectiveness of interventions. The developing centers focus on developing and implementing community response plans, training health care professionals, and conducting small pilot projects to evaluate effective intervention in youth violence. The purpose of this project was to clarify and develop activities, as well as to examine the centers as models for the prevention of youth violence through research and translations.