Five Steps to Starting a Youth Council to Prevent Domestic Violence

Photograph of a youth council.

Get youth involved in your efforts to prevent dating violence. The Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence's Youth Council Toolkit (PDF, 578KB) will help you develop a youth council devoted to raising awareness and advocating for ways to prevent relationship violence among young people. The toolkit includes examples from organizations that have created youth councils and includes sample documents, such as application forms, permission forms and agendas. You'll learn about

  1. Recruitment and retention
  2. Funding and compensation
  3. Meetings and activities
  4. Messaging and youth engagement
  5. Developing materials

Read the toolkit (PDF, 578KB).

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