$6M grant will allow U-M to advance youth violence prevention work

September 21, 2015

A center at the University of Michigan focused on preventing youth violence has received $6 million from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention to continue studying what happens when blighted neighborhoods that contribute to violence are transformed.

The Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center, part of the School of Public Health, will study how improving vacant properties in three U.S. cities affects violence, property crimes and intentional injuries among youth.

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