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Youth Violence Prevention Program

About the Youth Violence Prevention Program

The Aurora City Council and city management recognize that youth violence is a public health crisis that will require a comprehensive response and thus have created the Youth Violence Prevention Program to address this issue. Youth Image

The program aims to strategically develop and implement a hybrid model specific to the city of Aurora, based on local and national best practices and evidence-based approaches. This program will be youth and community informed and inclusive of a collaborative approach with partner agencies from various disciplines to leverage resources to address the current needs of the Aurora community through prevention and intervention efforts.

To develop the program’s overarching framework and a strategic plan, our team will build off a formal compact entered with the City and County of Denver in the Fall of 2020. Both cities recognize that violence does not end or begin at municipal boundaries and will seek to develop a regional approach to reducing violent behavior. Public awareness efforts to increase knowledge and access to available resources and community-led activities will be funded and supported to help serve communities disproportionately affected by youth violence. The program will also seek to support those youth and families most likely to be at risk of being involved in or being adversely impacted by violence.  


The mission of the Aurora Youth Violence Prevention Program is to enhance public safety to reduce the impact of youth violence in Aurora communities. We do this through a comprehensive and proactive public health approach inclusive of youth, the community, partner agencies and city leaders by addressing key risk factors. 


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Program Partners


  • Aurora Police Department
  • Tri-County Health Department
  • Housing & Community Services
  • UC Health Hospital, AIM Program
  • Children’s Hospital
  • Aurora, Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces
  • Aurora, Library & Cultural Services
  • Aurora Communications Department
  • Arapahoe County Human Services
  • Adams County Human Services
  • Aurora Public Schools
  • Cherry Creek Public Schools
  • Arapahoe Juvenile Assessment Center
  • The Link - Adams County Juvenile Assessment Center
  • 18JD District Attorney Diversion Program
  • Aurora Mental Health
  • Rocky Mountain Partners
  • 18th JD Probation Department
  • 17th JD CYDC
  • Colorado Youth Detention Continuum
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office

Denver Regional Compact

  • DPHE Office Behavioral Health Strategies
  • Denver Public Health
  • Mental Health Corporation of Denver (MHCD)
  • Denver Department of Human Services
  • Denver Libraries
  • My Brothers Keeper
  • Gang Reduction Initiative of Denver
  • Denver Mayor’s Office
  • Colorado Department of Human Services
  • Denver Public Schools
  • Denver Housing Authority
  • Youth Safety Programs
  • Office of Children’s Affairs
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