National Crime Prevention Council Shares Resources for National Youth Violence Prevention Week

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NCPC focuses daily tips on youth violence prevention March 18 - 22 in honor of the national observance.

March 18 – 22, 2013, marks National Youth Violence Prevention Week in the United States. The week-long observance is dedicated to raising awareness and educating the public on effective ways to prevent youth violence.

The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC), whose mission it is to help people keep themselves safe from crime, places an immensely high priority on preventing youth violence. To further its mission and contribute to National Youth Violence Prevention Week, NCPC will highlight its resources on youth crime prevention throughout the week.

National Youth Violence Prevention Week is an initiative of the student-driven nonprofit Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE). As part of the initiative, SAVE’s Youth Advisory Board has proposed that the public be called upon to focus on a specific prevention strategy each day of the week. NCPC will highlight the following tips and resources each day this week.

Day 1: Promote Respect and Tolerance (also an NCPC Circle of Respect Initiative):    
         Understanding Respect

Day 2: Conflict Management - Manage Your Anger: Tips for Teen Anger Management

Day 3: Resolve Conflicts Peacefully: Conflict Resolution Tips

Day 4: Support Safety: Tips for Protecting Yourself from Violent Crime and Increasing Personal
Safety

Day 5: Unite in Action: Organize a Celebrate Safe Communities Event in Your Neighborhood

In addition to the five days for strategies, NCPC encourages the public to view its own listing of strategies to learn what everyone – adults and teens – can do to prevent teen violence year round http://bit.ly/YjVbBi.

About the National Crime Prevention Council
The National Crime Prevention Council is the nonprofit leader in crime prevention. For more than 30 years, our symbol of safety, McGruff the Crime Dog®, has delivered easy-to-use crime prevention tips that protect what matters most—you, your family, and your community. Law enforcement agencies nationwide rely on our expertise to make an impact on personal safety and crime every day. For more information on how NCPC can be a public safety expert for you or how to “Take A Bite Out Of Crime®,” visit http://www.ncpc.org.

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