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A Nonprofit 501 (c) (3) Organization and Public Charity

PO Box 11037 Lexington KY 40512-1037
425 South Hubbards Lane, No. 333, Louisville KY 40207

859.299.0547 Voice     859.233.1999 Fax

Our Mission:To bring about a reduction in youth violence, and improve the health and safety of children and youth, though education, volunteerism, and teamwork.”


Time is of the essence for fighting violence in Kentucky. Violent Crime; Assault, Homicide, Kidnapping/Abduction, Robbery, Sex Offences (Forcible), in Kentucky were reported at their highest level in the last four years; 38,353 in 2014, 35,412 in 2013, 36,956 in 2012 and 37,467 in 2011. That is an average of over 37,000 victims of violence per year. There has also be an average of 916 polices officers assaulted per year from 2011 to 2014.

In 2014 the highest level of violent offences were recorded in Kentucky at 38,353. Also in 2014, Serious Crimes committed in Kentucky was at it highest-level rising 10.6 percent from 2011 to 2014, from 198,889 to 220,083. In 2014, Forcible Sex Offenses were also at its highest level in Kentucky when offenses were committed every hour compared with an offence every one hour and thirty-six minutes in 2012. From 2011 to 2014, 52 percent of violent crimes we solved. (Source: Kentucky State Police Crime in Kentucky Reports). Nationwide, over 50% of violence acts are not reported to police. 

YouthAlert! (YA!) Initiatives

YouthAlert! (YA!) Violence Prevention/Health Community Outreach Program

"Teaching Violence Prevention to Youth and Health Lifestyles to Children and Youth"

YouthAlert! (YA!) Model Youth Mentoring Initiative

"Where Youth and Adults Meeting Halfway to Strengthen and Build Mentorships"

YouthAlert! (YA!) Event - A free Public Violence Prevention Event & Forum

"Where Youth and Adults Meet Halfway to Reduce Violence"

YouthAlert! (YA!) Ten Percent Youth Violence Prevention Challenge

"America's National Youth Violence Prevention Challenge"

YouthAlert! (YA!) Initiatives are available nationwide
A Ten Percent reduction in Interpersonal Violence in Kentucky would save the Kentucky Economy (GDP) $572 Million a year. A Ten Percent reduction in violence in Kentucky would also result in a yearly savings of $1.821 Billion to Kentucky Economy (GDP) for Violence Containment. And per capita income savings for Kentuckians would be at least $471 a year.
We target our Programs and Initiatives to youth because in just a short span of ten years, 50 Percent of violence is committed by those ages 14 to 24 nationwide. Homicide is also the number two cause of death of all youth and the number one cause of death among African-American youth in the U.S. The highest violent offenders, and victims, of violence, are youth ages 18 to 24. Our focus in on youth ages 12 to 17 before they reach the most dangerous age of violent offenders and violent victimization