Community Violence Intervention Center Case Study

Community Violence Intervention Center staff
Community Violence Intervention Center staff

Through a partnership with Pollen Midwest, we created a case study to learn how the Community Violence Intervention Center targets violence at all stages.

Excerpt from The Case Study

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.

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Growing a Net of Support

CVIC invited cross-sector stakeholders to meet and discuss how to keep people safer and how to set standards for positive behavior in relationships. The team discovered ways to encourage healthy friendships early in life to keep youth from imitating violence or becoming a victim later in life.

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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.

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See how the Community Violence Intervention Center has changed the approach to violence prevention in the Grand Forks area.