Building Bridges Between Research and Practice
CSPV's efforts to provide assistance to groups committed to understanding and preventing violence while facilitating cooperation between research, practitioners, and policy makers include the following current initiatives:
Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development
Safe Communities Safe Schools
Steps to Success
Report on the Arapahoe High School Shooting: Lessons Learned on Information Sharing, Threat Assessment, and Systems Integrity
In January 2016, the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV) released an independent fact-finding report examining the events and circumstances leading to the 2013 fatal shooting of two students at Arapahoe High School and offering recommendations for improvements in school safety. The report was the result of a grant from the Arapahoe High School Community Fund Honoring Claire Davis, a donor-advised fund of The Denver Foundation, which sought understand the school’s threat and risk assessment procedures and responses and identify the lessons learned to improve youth violence prevention in schools across Colorado and the U.S. Read the Report on the Arapahoe High School Shooting.
The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV) has been awarded funding to work in partnership with is a limited number of middle schools in Front Range communities to implement the updated and expanded Safe Communities Safe Schools (SCSS) Model. The SCSS Model is estimated to increase pro-social behaviors and reduce problem behaviors by up to 30% and will build the long-term capacity of schools and school districts to continue the work on their own. More information and application forms are available here.
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 ...