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The Violence Institute is a multi-disciplinary center that:

  • Conducts research into the causes, prevention, and reduction of all types of violence including youth violence, child abuse, domestic violence and intentional assault injury.
  • Develops policies and programs that address violence which are based on good science and objective evaluation and which are cost-effective and implementable.
  • Conducts evaluations of programs designed to prevent or reduce violence to determine their efficacy.
  • Develops and implements pilot programs designed to reduce or prevent violence.
  • Conducts outreach activities including public speaking, training, and presentation of papers at professional meetings that inform practitioners and researchers about what is known about the causes and prevention of violence.
  • Conducts policy analyses to inform both state and local governments and agencies.

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