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This is a community-driven website. If you are aware of other resources to include on this page, please contact Michelle Nicholson ( for child related ones and Angela Waters Austin ( for youth and young adult related ones.

The following are data sources, readings, and other general resources related to safety of young children, youth and young adults:

Young Children

Michigan Federation for Children and Families, Reports


The Community Coalition for Youth website maintains data and reports on current and past projects related to youth in Ingham County

Morenoff, J. D., Sampson, R. J., & Raudenbush S. W. (2001). Neighborhood inequality, collective efficacy, and the spatial dynamics of urban violence. Criminology, 39, 517-559.

Resnick, M., Ireland, M. & Borowsky, I. (2004). Youth Violence Perpetration: What Protects? What Predicts? Findings from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. Journal of Adolescent Health, 35, 424.e1– 424.e10.

Young Adults

The Teen Brain: Primed to Learn, Primed to Take Risks. (2009). Jay N. Giedd, M.D.