News & Research 2007

December 1, 2007
Nov 20-Dec 20 is Survivors of Homicide Victims Awareness Month. Click here for a list of activities scheduled throughout the month.

November 30, 2007
Please attend the opening reception of “Guns, Youth, and Architecture” at 6:30 on December 20th at YouthBuild Boston’s Designery. Click on flyer for more information.

November 7, 2007
The Boston Globe featured an article citing BYS data on its front page. Click here to read.

October 25, 2007

New Fact Sheet on School Violence and Safety

In preparation for a Boston City Council hearing this afternoon, HYVPC has a new fact sheet on school violence and safety from the 2006 BYS data. Download the fact sheet here.

October 22, 2007
2006 Boston Youth Survey Data Release
HYVPC is pleased to announce data from the 2006 Boston Youth Survey will be released by Mayor Menino this afternoon at the first of seven community meetings hosted by the Boston Public Health Commission. For more information on the community meetings, visit the BPHC website. For more information on the Boston Youth Survey, please contact Mary Vriniotis at 617-432-0085.

Download the summary of key findings here.

Please click on the following links for media coverage:


Harvard Crimson

April 30, 2007
“Dueling and youth violence” an article featured in the Boston Globe by Deborah Prothrow-Stith.  To read the the entire artcile, click here.

April 23, 2007

Clementina Chéry, co-founder of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute is featured in an April 2007 edition of People Magazine. Click here to read more.

January 2007

Private Guns, Public Health
(pgphcoversmaller.jpg)A paperback edition of HICRC Director Dr. David Hemenway’s book “Private Guns, Public Health” will be issued in January 2007 containing a forward summary of literature of the past two years. This book was published by the University of Michigan Press in April 2004. Described as “the first complete picture of the public-health approach to gun violence, and a commonsense plan for ending this American epidemic,” the book tackles the issue of firearm injury and suggests public policies that can work toward prevention.