Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence

Enough is Enough: We Commit to Dismantling Systemic Racism and Advancing Equity

To all of our partners and friends, we hope you continue to be well and safe during what has been a difficult and unprecedented year. Over the past several months, we at CSPV have been engaged in deep reflection, learning, and discussion about our role in addressing systemic racism, oppression, and inequity within our Center and with our partners in our violence prevention efforts. We invite you to read this statement, collaboratively written by all staff at CSPV. 

To learn more about the philosophy that drives our work, we also invite you to read this blog post from our Director, Dr. Beverly Kingston.  We refer you to scientific resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic at our Institute’s Natural Hazards Center.

Stay well and take care of yourself and each other – we are all in this together.

Violence has detrimental impacts on society, dramatically impacting well-being and human potential. We know this can change. Violence can be prevented.
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“Billions of people suffer from the effects of violence and this can change. We know what works to prevent violence and create the conditions that support human potential. It is time to ensure this knowledge gets out into the world and put into practice.”

Beverly Kingston
Director, Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence

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