The Marion County Youth Violence Prevention Coalition represents nearly 60 organizations with a shared interest in preventing youth violence in Indianapolis. The Coalition's mission is to “convene community stakeholders, conduct research, provide leadership, and empower people to create opportunities that build more peaceful homes, schools, neighborhoods, and workplaces.”

The Coalition activates community partners to prevent youth violence in Indianapolis through 6 task-forces.

Crisis Response

Lead the community's messaging around incidents of youth violence and progress

Family Care

Equip parents and caregivers to meet physical, social, mental, and emotional needs of their families


Promote a public policy agenda focused on addressing sources of youth violence


Promote trauma informed care for youth

Youth Employment

Ensure youth of all ages have access to skill development and employment

Youth Voices

Elevate youth voices in violence prevention

Coalition Member Organizations

100 Black Men
Angels and Doves
B4U Fall
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana (BBBS)
Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis
Believers United in Local Development (BUILD)
Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF)
Central Indiana Youth for Christ (CIYFC)
Child Advocates
Child Care Answers
Circle Up Indy
City of Indianapolis Office of Public Health and Safety (OPHS)
Community Action of Greater Indianapolis (CAGI)
Connections, Inc.
Domestic Violence Network (DVN)
Drug Free Marion County
Eskenazi Health
EVOLVE Mentoring
Firefly Children & Family Alliance
Flanner House
Genesys Solutions
Hawthorne Community Center
Indiana Black Expo (IBE)
Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV)
Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking (ICESAHT)
Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI)
Indiana Department of Education (IDOE)
Indiana Latino Coalition
Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH)
Indy Parks
Indy Peace Fellowship
IU Health
Indiana Youth Institute (IYI)
Indianapolis Housing Agency (IHA)
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD)
Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center (INRC)
Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS)
Indy Public Safety Foundation
Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) Indiana
LifeSmart Youth
Mackida Loveal & Trip Outreach Center (MLT)
Marion County Commission on Youth (MCCOY)
Marion County Juvenile Probation Department
Marion County Prosecutor's Office (MCPO)
Marion County Public Health Department (MCPHD)
Mental Health America of Indiana
Mission Makai Advocacy
Mt. Carmel Community Development Corporation
New B.O.Y.
Nine13 Sports
No Black on Black Slayings (No BOBS)
Pathway Resource Center
Peace Learning Center (PLC)
Purpose 4 My Pain
Reach For Youth
The Riley Center
Riley Hospital for Children
Shepherd Community Center
Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church
Stop the Violence Indianapolis
We LIVE Inc.
YMCA of Greater Indianapolis

Join Us!

Are you a community stakeholder working to prevent youth violence in Indianapolis? If so, you are welcome to join us at the Coalition’s Quarterly Meetings. Task Forces also meet regularly. Contact task force leads for meeting information.