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    Collaborating with various stakeholders to fund, implement, and evaluate programs that promote positive youth development, physical health, and well-being, and that prevent high-risk behaviors including violence.

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    Serving as a non-partisan source of rigorous research-based and policy-relevant studies for policymakers, foundations, researchers, media, and others.

  • Advancing the research knowledge base on preventing crime and  violence, and other high-risk behaviors; improving adult and juvenile justice systems; and increasing safety for all children, adults, schools, and communities.

    Advancing the research knowledge base on preventing crime and violence, and other high-risk behaviors; improving adult and juvenile justice systems; and increasing safety for all children, adults, schools, and communities.