Connected Together Teams

Would you like to join one of our Connected Together Teams? What will our team members do?

Team members will …

  • Implement the Communities That Care framework to establish community-based violence prevention strategies, utilizing existing data sources to plan programming.  
  • Implement and evaluate at least one round of a community-identified violence prevention strategy by the end of the grant period.

What is Communities that Care?

Communities That Care (CTC) is an “operating system” that takes communities through a well-defined and structured process to prevent adolescent problem behaviors and promote positive youth development. CTC communities form a broad-based coalition and then collect local data on risk and protective factors shown by research to be associated with delinquency, violence, substance use, and school failure and dropout. After collecting this data the communities identifies 3-5 specific risk and protective factors to focus on, and then seeks evidence-based programs and strategies to address those priorities.