Extreme Community Violence makes the headlines; however, this is just the tip of the iceberg especially in rural areas of the country. In rural eastern North Carolina, there are not many programs in place to help identify affected children. There is plenty of research that shows that children are affected by violence as victims, witnesses, and sometimes perpetrators themselves. This project aims to highlight how much violence and the nature of violence the children of Pitt County, North Carolina are exposed to. Young adolescents in middle school who are ready to share in a focus group or a questionnaire will be interviewed with parental consent. Using age appropriate information systems and questions (e.g. GAPs questionnaire), we will assess the exposure to various types of violence within the past year. The childrens perception of how violence has affected them and their suggestions on how we can reduce the exposure to violence will be elicited. The data from the children will be analyzed and presented to the community through focus groups meetings. We hope to gain information from the community as well as providing them information during the focus groups to help reduce community violence which is the overall goal.