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.