* The overall rate of homicide reduction was greater in the YVRP districts than the city as a whole.
YVRP is a collaboration of many agencies and individuals.
* Identification: YVRP seeks to identify those youth ages 10 to 24 who are most at risk of either killing or being killed.
Therefore, these youth are the beneficiaries of virtually daily contact with various YVRP partners--a remarkable level of supervision and monitoring.
* Gun suppression: Working with local, state and federal authorities, YVRP intends to implement effective deterrents to both the access and use of firearms by young people.