Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence

At the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV), we build bridges between the research community, practitioners and policy makers who share the goal of preventing violence and antisocial behavior and promoting positive youth development by putting the best that we know from research into practice.

We engage in high quality multidisciplinary research and provide a wide-range of supports to those who are implementing evidence-based programs, practices and policies to promote positive youth development and reduce problem behaviors (e.g., violence, delinquency, and substance abuse). This includes a focus on enhancing nurturing environments, emotional well-being, positive relationships, and academic performance and reducing the risk factors for violence, delinquency, substance abuse, and other problem behaviors.


School safety initiative gets $6.2 million infusion

According to Beverly Kingston, the nation has the knowledge it needs to prevent youth violence, but "we have yet to put everything we know into action." A new $6.2 million grant from the National Institute of Justice will help 32 Front Range middle schools do just that, said Kingston, director of the CU-Boulder Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence in the CU-Boulder Institute of Behavioral Science and the grant's principal investigator. Read more about the grant.