The VCU Clark-Hill Institute for Positive Youth Development enjoys relationships with other research institutions and with community partners in the Greater Richmond area.
This fact sheet focuses on ambulance pick-ups among 10-24 year-olds made by the Richmond Ambulance Authority, the franchise granted by the City of Richmond to provide emergency medical services. Trends, characteristics, rates and the geographic distribution of violent injury events are described.
The VCU Emergency Department (VCU ED) is the only level-one trauma center in Central Virginia and is estimated to serve approximately three-quarters of Richmond City’s trauma patients. Trends of intentional injury emergency room visits to the VCU ED among 10-24 year-old Richmond City residents are characterized and depicted in figures and maps.
Trends and characteristics of youth involved in crime incidents reported to the Richmond City Police Department are examined. This analysis includes youth between 10 and 24 years of age who were victims or perpetrators of violent incidents. This fact sheet describes Group A offenses (using the FBI Incident-Based Reporting classifications), as they are most serious and reported more frequently, and also specifically includes characteristics and trends of homicide, assault and sexual assault.
Publically available data for Richmond City public schools are obtained from the Virginia Department of Education and Richmond Public Schools. Information on truancy conferences of unique students, dropouts, discipline incidents and accreditation status are described.
This fact sheet describes youths who receive services from the Department of Justice Services. Data include youths who were formally processed by the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. Youth between the ages of 10 and 18 years are included in this analysis to describe characteristics and trends of violence-related offense referrals for services.
Describes trends of homicide and suicide related deaths captured in the Virginia Violent Death Reporting System (VVDRS). The VVDRS is a surveillance system that continually collects data on violence-related deaths. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Virginia Department of Health conducts the VVDRS as part of the National Violent Death Reporting System funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This report summarizes data from the VVDRS, inclusive of 10-24 year-old youths who reside or were injured in Richmond City.