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 it's the bold goal of our Safer Tomorrows Road Map. Building upon a major collaborative project initiated in 2011 with Grand Forks Public Schools, six rural schools, the City of Grand Forks and Lutheran Social Services of ND, our Safer Tomorrows Road Map is taking our efforts to a new level, equipping community members with what they need to develop positive relationships and to prevent the use of violence at every stage of life. This project is in addition to the extensive prevention education CVIC has provided to area youth for more than two decades.
Healthy relationship education: CVIC staff and trained teachers across Grand Forks County provide evidence-based prevention education in classrooms from Pre-K to Grade 12, teaching students about bullying, dating violence, sexual assault and healthy relationships.
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:
“I can implement knowledge learned about screening for domestic violence and providing resources and support.”
Green Dot Bystander Intervention
Our Green Dot program trains community members to both intervene in potentially harmful situations and to proactively foster a safe community. Check out other prevention and awareness sites:
Preventing violence. Providing safety. Building hope.