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Youth Violence Initiative
PREVENTION PILOT

Violence is a public health crisis that has a direct impact on youth and families in Mecklenburg County. Through this pilot, youth-serving organizations are funded to implement the CDC VetoViolence model into their daily work and advance community-led violence prevention strategies.

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ReCAST creates unique partnerships with Mecklenburg County youth-serving organizations to adopt CDC
VetoViolence
model into their daily work
ENGAGEMENT
COLLABORATION
ADVOCACY
MENTORSHIP
TRAINING
Supporting safer neighborhoods through:
Training
Train youth on effective trauma-informed and resilency strategies
Mentorship
Strengthen the ways high-risk youth and the community collaborate
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Advocacy
Promote a public health approach to violence prevention
Engagement
Engage youth in project implementation and evaluation
Collaboration
Strengthening relationships between the community and government
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Goals
Engage youth voices in planning and implementation
Engage youth voices in planning and implementation
Address serious issues of community violence
Address serious issues of community violence
Support a community approach to public health
Support a community approach to public health

Participating Partners