What is youth violence?

Youth violence is violence involving young people, typically children, adolescents, and young adults, between the ages of 10 and 24. The young person can be the victim, the perpetrator, or a witness.

Youth violence includes various behaviors, ranging from violent acts – such as bullying, fist fighting and threats made with weapons or gang-related, to verbal and emotional abuse.

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1. What is youth violence?
2. Are there youth workshops available?
3. How can I volunteer with the Office of Youth & Young Adult Opportunities?
4. What additional resources are available to youth and families?
5. Who can I contact, aside from the police, about violence in my neighborhood?
6. How can I apply for the Summer Youth Employment Program?
7. Is Hampton Hoops offered year-round?
8. Where are you located?