A Familiar Face: Violence in the Lives of Children and Adolescents

This new report from UNICEF highlights the most current data about several forms of violence that take place in the lives of youth across world. It concludes with a number of specific policy and action strategies that different countries may take to help prevent and respond to all of these forms of violence against children.

Preventing Gang Violence By Offering a Community

Two years ago, 18-year-old Josue left Guatemala, a country with one of the highest crime rates in Central America, and set out on his own to find a better life. In Washington, District of Columbia, he found a sanctuary to study and socialize at the Latin American Youth Center — with its free snacks, computer access and caring community.