• Center for the Study and
    Prevention of Violence

    Bridging the gap between research and practice

  • Blueprints for Healthy
    Youth Development

    Your resource for healthy youth development programs

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  • Safe Communities
    Safe Schools

    Choose prevention programs, practices and
    policies tailored to the specific needs of your school.

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  • Steps to Success

    National Center of Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention

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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.