Local violence damages lives and tears apart families, at great expense to our community.
At CVIC, we’re not okay with that.
We want to end the suffering that so many local people experience and reduce the amount we spend on the aftermath of violence.
At CVIC, the cost to intervene after violence has occurred is $800 a person, where prevention costs just $59 a person. It’s time to flip the pyramid and invest more in prevention to end violence once and for all.
Imagine our community’s future if bullying, rape and gun violence were no more.
That has been CVIC’s vision for decades–and our goal when we initiated the Safer Tomorrows Project in 2010 in collaboration with our key partners below. One of just eight communities in the nation chosen to implement a U.S. Department of Justice Defending Childhood Initiative, we set out to ensure that every PK-12 child in Grand Forks County receives evidence-based education across all grade levels, providing a cultural shift for an entire generation over their years of education. This project is in addition to the extensive prevention education CVIC has provided to area youth for two decades.
Healthy relationship education: Trained teachers incorporate evidence-based prevention education right into their classrooms, teaching students about bullying, dating violence, sexual assault, and healthy relationships.
SAFER TOMORROWS KEY PARTNERS: City of Grand Forks, CVIC, Grand Forks Public Schools, Lutheran Social Services of ND
We are already seeing amazing results!
Students reporting bullying in Grand Forks County combined public and parochial schools risk and protective factors surveys, 2012 & 2014
Local youth love our prevention education!
THIS YEAR’S GOAL:
|90% of children and youth will increase their understanding of both abusive and healthy relationships and services available to help|
|Educating our community is one of the first steps toward ending violence once and for all.|
We provide education on all forms of violence and available services to:
We provide basic and advanced training on best practices in responding to violence to:
“The videos and statistics were really powerful to see and hear. The presenter's knowledge and stories helped put things in perspective.”
Community Action Team
Our Community Action Team raises awareness of sexual violence in order to reduce its occurrence. Check out other prevention and awareness sites:
Teaching respect and positive relationships
New Choices equips men* who have used violence at home with skills that facilitate change in their behavior and challenges their belief systems about violence, using a 27-week curriculum.
* Groups for women who have used violence in their intimate relationships are also available.