Our robust research program examines violence, in all of its forms, through the lens of causes, consequences, and prevention. Our goal is to provide the research evidence from which informed policy and practice decisions stabilize and enhance the infrastructure of our communities.

  • Causes of violence are behaviors or conditions that increase risk for violence. 
  • Consequences of violence may be immediately known or manifest in later years.
  • Prevention of violence is the modification of violent behavior and promotion of safer communities through programs and policies. 

Violence can be prevented; we can change the trajectory of one of America's most significant public health problems. Learn more about VPRP research »