API Youth Violence Prevention Center

Thao Le, National Council on Crime & Delinquency

The Asian/Pacific Islander Youth Violence Prevention Center is collaboration between the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, and the National Council on Crime and Delinquency. The ultimate goal of the API Center is to prevent and reduce youth violence among the Asian/Pacific Islander population and to position communities to become proactive in creating a safe and healthy environment for themselves. This presentation and paper will discuss how partnerships between and among investigators from a variety of disciplines, including public health, medicine, sociology, ethnic studies, psychology, women studies, criminal justice and community-based and grassroots organizations can impact the growing number of API youths and families being consumed by the justice system and underserved by other agencies.

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Updated 05/20/2006