The first year of the study involves nine focus groups in urban, suburban, and rural Illinois and interviews throughout Illinois. Focus groups are in-depth interviews with a small number of carefully selected people brought together to discuss a topic. We will also be holding one key informant meeting in Chicago with Black women who reside in Illinois, are English-speaking, age 18 or older and are mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, friends, spouses, girlfriends, or significant others of young Black men ages 18 to 24 who have been victimized by violence. This study will fill the gap in our knowledge base about young Black males, and their experiences being victimized by violence, by creating and pilot testing an instrument that measures such experiences. This study will increase what we know about young Black males and their victimization experiences by developing and pilot testing an instrument that captures such experiences. Black males are disproportionately impacted by violence and it often causes their disability or death. To help change that outcome, we need to learn more by generating, collecting, and analyzing data about violent victimization including: what happens, how often it happens, and how many people are impacted.