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Community Violence Intervention Center Case Study

Through a partnership with Pollen Midwest, we created a case study to learn how CVIC targets violence at all stages.

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EXCERPT FROM CVIC 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.

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.

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