In 2011, the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV) was designated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as an Academic Center of Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention to lead an effort that will reduce youth violence in Denver's Montbello neighborhood. The Center works closely with residents and a special community board to reduce rates of serious violent crime and gang-related violence, in addition to self-reported rates of drug and alcohol abuse, gang participation, fighting, and bullying in schools.
For more information on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Academic Centers of Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention, please visit: www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/ace.
STS will implement the Communities That Care (CTC) www.sdrg.org/ctcresource system in the Montbello community. CTC is a strategic planning mechanism that builds upon a concept of first identifying and then targeting risk factors for violence across multiple domains in a given community. It is designed to guide the prevention efforts of a community through a five-stage process: