FROM POLLEN MIDWEST
The Community Violence Intervention Center (CVIC) serves as a catalyst offering energy, momentum and vision toward ending violence in the Greater Grand Forks area. CVIC offers services that provide a lifeline to safety and foster healing and empowerment for individuals impacted by violence—regardless of geography or cultural community. CVIC works to end violence by providing healthy relationship education and other efforts to move its community from violence to vibrance.
Growing a Net of Support
CVIC invited cross-sector stakeholders to meet and discuss how to keep people saf- er and how to set standards for positive behavior in relationships. The team discov- ered ways to encourage healthy friendships early in life to keep youth from imitating violence or becoming a victim later in life.
Investing in Vibrance
To counter violence on a community-wide level, CVIC redistributed grant funding among its partners. This demonstrated the agency’s commitment to set aside its own interests and invest in the overall well-being of each of its partners, as well as the entire community of Grand Forks.