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The CDC's Youth Violence Prevention webpage has a good compilation of facts and figures, along with resource and report links. The CDC funds and administers a number of “best practices” youth violence programs, including Academic Centers of Excellence and Blueprints for Violence Prevention. The centers also published Best Practices of Youth Violence Prevention: A Sourcebook for Community Action, which it described as “the first of its kind to look at the effectiveness of specific violence prevention practices in four key areas: parents and families; home visiting; social and conflict resolution skills; and mentoring.” The CDC, part of the federal Department of Health and Human Services, employs 14,000 people in 40 countries and had a 2008 budget of $8.8 billion.