Violence Prevention Community Organizing Project


The Family Violence Prevention Project empowers communities to address issues of family violence through community-driven strategies. The Family Violence Prevention Project funds and provides technical assistance to community-driven family violence-prevention projects because we know neighborhoods want to improve their communities and are the best resources to help one another.

We know that:

  • Victims of family violence turn first to those closest to them—extended family, friends and neighborsbefore they reach out to an organization or professional service provider.
  • Community members often know which families need help and which services can make a difference.
  • Families that experience violence often are disconnected from traditional service providers and feel isolated from services offered outside their immediate neighborhood.
  • Community members know the cultural values, traditions and practices that support violence, as well as those that can be used appropriately to intervene and stop it.
  • Communities include men, women and youth who understand the connection between violence in the home and on the street and see family violence as a primary barrier to community development and revitalization.
  • Most community residents and leaders have the willingness and capacity to develop the skills needed to conduct family violence prevention and intervention activities.

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