Violence Prevention Initiative

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National Best Practice (Program Based)

The following list may include available violence prevention research literature that is accessible through the MCW library system or in person at the VPI offices. Please see the description of each resources to determine how best to view the resource.



ACE Intervention Programs
A compilation of 59 Academic Centers of Excellence program models for violence prevention compiled by MCW's Violence Prevention Initiative. Listing includes program name, description, academic center, target area, age and priority area.  September 2009

PDF File: ACE Intervention Programs.pdf

5-Stage Approach to Violence
A document outlining the 5 Stage Approach to determining appropriate violence prevention interventions based on developmental stage; risk, social system and behavior change levels. April, 2009

PDF File: 5-Stage Approach to Violence.pdf



Reclaiming Futures: Agency Relations 
Reclaiming Futures, an RWJF initiative, is designed to improve substance abuse interventions for youthful offenders, in part by encouraging more effective communication and cooperation among the agencies making up the juvenile justice and substance abuse treatment systems.  To assess the initiative’s impact on agency relationships, the program used network analysis as a tool for investigating the complexity and strength of relationships.
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