Welcome to the Youth Initiative

The Youth Initiative builds the nation's capacity to support youth victims while working to advance their rights and ensuring youth leadership on issues that affect youth.

Questions?

E-mail the Youth Initiative at youth@ncvc.org.

Support Our Work

Individual donations go a long way in ensuring services provided to victims and those who work with victims continue uninterrupted.

Become a Member

Join the nation's leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims and those who serve them.

The Youth Initiative of the National Center for Victims of Crime leads a national strategic initiative to identify and fill the gaps in interventions to support youth affected by violence and victimization by building the nation's capacity to support them, while working to advance their rights and ensuring youth leadership on issues that affect youth. Learn more.

  • Bulletins for Teens

    Part of our Teen Tools series, these bulletins explain how to recognize a crime, what emotions to expect, and how to receive of give help.

    See the Bulletins

  • Youth Advocacy Resources

    Find information, reports, and public awareness materials to help build your community's capacity to support youth victims of crime.

    See the Resources

  • Reaching Black Children Exposed to Violence

    This project joined leading experts in urban trauma and Black child and family development to develop culturally-relevent resources and advocacy.

    Learn More

  • Underserved Teen Victims Initiative

    See how 24 project sites across the United States raised awareness of teen victimization and identified strategies for reaching and supporting underserved populations of teen victims.

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  • Chart a Course

    Chart a Course: Policies That Affect Victim Services for Teens, helps organizations develop policies for providing direct services to teens.

    Download the Guidebook

  • Youth Outreach Victim Assistance (YOVA)

    This youth leadership program with the primary goal of educating teens on the dynamics of victimization and providing information on where they can turn for help and support.

    Learn More