Prevent – [Pri-Vent] – Verb To Keep From Occurring; Avert; Hinder
Youth violence is a significant problem for Houston. It’s also a problem that can have a long-lasting impact. This goal works to address the varying forms of youth violence, at the various level of the socio-ecological mode. The goal also acknowledges that there is a need to successfully address violence beyond prevention and incorporates intervention and re-entry components. Perhaps most impactfully, this goal champions the need for collaboration to ensure successful and comprehensive violence prevention efforts across the city.