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Violence Prevention Working Group

The Violence Prevention Workgroup (VPWG) operates under the auspices of the National Prevention Science Coalition (NPSC) which, in turn, is comprised of approximately 800 social science scholars, researchers, practitioners, advocates, and clinicians who are dedicated to translating scientific knowledge into effective and sustainable practices, systems, and policies.  We discuss current and upcoming events and invite scholars to present their ongoing work.  Over the next few months, the VPWG will develop specific strategies to broaden the adoption of evidence-practices and policies.

The VPWG hosts monthly webinars on the prevention of violence, utilizing multiple perspectives and disciplines. Our speakers present on a topic of the their choice. We only ask that they include a discussion on policy advocacy. These meetings are open to individuals who have a keen interest in or are part of violence prevention initiatives.  For now, the NPSC is proudly sharing these videos with our entire membership; however, we plan to restrict these in the future for paying members only.  Prominent speakers (to name a few) have included:

  • Dr. Jeffrey Butts, Director of the Research & Evaluation Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice

  • Dr. Dennis Embry, Senior Scientist at PAXIS Institute

  • Danielle Sered, Executive Director of Common Justice and Author of, Until We Reckon: Violence, Mass Incarceration, and a Road to Repair

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