Recent News

Grant Available for Youth Skill Building/Drug and Violence Prevention Program

CSPV is seeking schools/districts with grades 6-8 or 7-9 to implement the evidence-based Botvin LifeSkills Training (LST) Program. CSPV offers this opportunity to receive a three year grant to replicate the LST program.

$5.9 million grant to expand youth violence prevention work in Denver

The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the University of Colorado Boulder has received a five-year $5.9 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to expand its youth violence prevention work in two Denver neighborhoods.

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.

Opportunity for Front Range Middle Schools: Safe Communities Safe Schools Partnership

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.

Steps to Success: Coordinated Community Programs in Montbello Promote Positive Youth Development

School Safety Initiative Gets $6.2 Million Infusion

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.

CU-Boulder program awarded $6 million grant to promote safety at Front Range middle schools

Grant Aims to Expand Mental Health Training in Colorado Middle Schools

CU-Boulder Lands $6.2M Grant to Promote Safety at Middle School Level

CU-Boulder lands $6.2 million grant to expand Safe Communities Safe Schools program

Preventing Acts of Violence Against the Public

Recognition for Woman Seeking Positive Change

CU Program Aims to Curb Montbello Violence

John Amesse Elementary School Highlighted in PATHS Education Worldwide Newsletter

To Keep Focus on Learning, Montbello Teachers Try to Calm the Classroom

Colorado Social Emotional Learning Forum

Reducing Violence in a Denver Neighborhood

Montbello Violence Expected to Decrease

Communities That Care in Montbello

Obama's $120 Million School Safety Plan

Measures to prevent violence in schools fall short, experts say

Researchers Examine Youth Delinquency and Violence in Denver

Using Shakespeare in Schools to Address Violence

Study: Chaotic home, early drug use key factors in youth violence

Bill Woodward Discusses Violence Prevention

CSPV Statement for Youth Violence Summit

CSPV Statement on Newtown Shootings

Widefield targets bullying with ambitious program

Violence can be prevented.

Crime in Montbello: 'You kind of get used to it'.

Denver's Montbello Neighborhood gets rolling on federal program to curb youth violence.

CU Boulder Program Targets Youth Violence in Northeast Denver

Youth Crime Project Targets Northeast Denver Neighborhood

CU-Boulder- led effort to reduce youth violence in Denver's Montbello neighborhood kicks off Feb. 16-17

Shakespeare gives the latest strategy in anti-bullying in schools.

Colorado Shakespeare Festival uses 'Twelfth Night' to talk about anti-bullying.

CDC awards $6.5 million for study of youth violence in Denver's Montbello neighborhood

CU-Boulder to lead five-year, $6.5 million effort to reduce youth violence in Denver's Montbello neighborhood.