At Council Against Youth Violence (CAYV), we’re dedicated to advancing the safety of our communities and empowering survivors of community violence. Our goal is to help young people recover in order to resume normal healthy lives and work toward more productive futures.
Established in 2019 with funding from the U.S. Department of Justice, the Council Against Youth Violence (CAYV) addresses violence and victimization among youth in the greater Trenton area. Led by PEI Kids, the regional experts in violence intervention, CAYV uses a multidisciplinary team response model. Together, with our program partners, we deliver targeted victims’ services to youth impacted by community violence — specifically, victims, witnesses, or kids who have lost a loved one to violence.
Certified Program Partners
Our Certified Program Partners are vetted, trusted, community-based organizations who provide services based in evidence, research and practice. Through CAYV, Program Partners meet monthly to prioritize client referrals and streamline services ensuring that client needs are met with care and integrity. Certified Program Partners include:
- PEI Kids (Lead Agency)
- Anchor House
- Capital Health Regional Medical Center
- Capital County Children’s Collaborative/Care Management Organization
- Catholic Charities
- Mercer County Family Support Organization
- ISLES Youth Institute
- Mercer Council on Alcoholism & Drug Addiction