Our equity statement and values define the essence of our organizational culture and guide how we operate as an organization and collaborate with our partners.
Dismantling systems of oppression is integral to breaking cycles of violence. To combat these systems, we use social-justice-oriented methods and rely on community expertise to co-create spaces of inclusion that advance equal opportunities for all to achieve their full human potential.
We cultivate and rely on partnerships to integrate diverse views and lived experiences to develop relevant, sustainable solutions, and mitigate unintended consequences.
Continuous Learning and Unlearning
We embrace humility as we ask questions, seek answers, and examine biases to increase self-awareness, expand our knowledge, and challenge assumptions.
Culture of Safety and Wellbeing
We aspire to co-create respectful environments where everyone can be their authentic self, feel valued, and access opportunities to be healthy in mind, body, and spirit.
Scientific Excellence and Advancement
We leverage the best available scientific evidence and rely on the local context and partner needs to progress violence prevention research and evaluation.
We invite you to read our official statement describing our Center’s role in addressing systemic racism, oppression, and inequity within our organization and with our partners.