Violence in America has reached epidemic proportions. Today, all Americans are touched directly or indirectly by violent acts. In response, the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV), a research program of the Institute of Behavioral Science (IBS) at the University of Colorado at Boulder, was founded in 1992 with funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

CSPV provides assistance to groups committed to understanding and preventing violence, particularly adolescent violence. It achieves this mission by disseminating information to the public, offering technical assistance to those working in violence prevention, and conducting basic research into the causes of violence and the effectiveness of violence prevention programs.

CSPV is committed to continue efforts to understand youth violence and find ways to prevent it. For more information on CSPV including our mission statement, team and how to contact us, please see the following: