Community coalition considers sharing aggregate data related to student test scores, Youth Risk Behavior Survey results, truancy, crime, mental health services, and drug use

The mayor and city council of a mid-size city have established a Youth Violence Prevention Coalition that includes representatives from 20 community organizations, including the school district, the juvenile court, afterschool programs, community-based mental health providers, and a substance abuse treatment program.  The coalition members agree that their first step should be to get a clear picture of the scope and depth of problems that the community’s youth face. To do this, the coalition makes the following requests for aggregate data:

Members of a community coalition are meeting and talking at a table.