In 1998, Join Together, Boston, produced a documentary video on Boston's comprehensive public-private sector strategy (called the Boston Strategy) to reduce youth violence and homicide.
Join Together is a national organization based at the Boston University School of Public Health. It is funded in part by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to help communities working to reduce substance abuse and gun violence.
The Boston Strategy approaches violent juvenile crime through the building of coalitions and partnerships among the Boston Police Department, prosecutors, probation officers, correction officials, youth and social service personnel, judges, health professionals, parents, and young people.
Collectively, these groups employ three tactics (intervention, enforcement, and prevention) to protect both potential juvenile victims and perpetrators from the effects of violent crime.