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Busting the Myths

Sexual exploitation and sex trafficking receive a lot of media attention, which may leave you wondering how these issues impact your community. Increased awareness of the problem is always good, but conversations around sexual exploitation and trafficking can...

Freedom from Violence

State of Domestic Violence in Douglas County In collaboration with criminal justice and victim service partners, the Women’s Fund released a research report, State of Domestic Violence in Douglas County, in March 2019. Since offenders of domestic violence are...

General Information About Gangs

The first step in combating illegal gang activity is awareness. Citizens armed with knowledge can help prevent gang activity and are better able to avoid being victimized. The following information will answer some questions you...

Youth Violence: ‘I Want Out Of My Gang Family’

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Represent Magazine, a platform for and by young people in foster care. Some details from this young woman’s story have been changed. At age 13 I got fascinated with the gang members in my neighborhood. About 20 of...

Fighting Street Gun Violence as if It Were a Contagion

CHICAGO — Gary Slutkin, an epidemiologist, has spent his life treating contagious diseases: cholera, tuberculosis, H.I.V. — and for the last 23 years, violence. Yes, violence. A disease is a condition with identifiable symptoms that causes sickness or death. That...

Teen Gang Involvement

One of the things that can greatly increase the chances of your teenager becoming involved in teen violence is involvement with gangs. Gangs account for a majority of the serious violence in the United States (1), and these gangs are not shy about recruiting teens....