University of Vermont

The Antiviolence Partnership

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The Anti-Violence Partnership is a University-Multi-Agency collaboration established to:

  • support existing partnerships and develop new community collaboratives aimed at promoting sustainable conditions of safety and security
  • work to bring about social, political, and cultural change
  • advocate for public policies and community awareness
  • serve as an educational resource
  • conduct relevant research and evaluation on the etiology and effect of violence
  • develop effective methodologies to reduce or eliminate violence

The Partnership does this work by:

  • Conducting assessment, research and evaluation activities through facilitating dialogue between anti-violence researchers and practitioners
  • Sharing information including educational materials, best practices, resources, training and other activities
  • Providing technical assistance in anti-violence collaboration and coalition building, policy review and development, training and workshop delivery, funding strategies, curricula development, student internships and program development, implementation and evaluation

Highlights and Accomplishments

  • In 2004, Project Safe Vermont created a public media campaign focused on informing the public about gun violence, prosecution efforts and the penalties for gun-related crime, with a specific focus on domestic violence offenders.
  • Consultation during the two year development and implementation of Project Safe Havens, creating a coalition of supervised visitation programs statewide, a court referral protocol, standardized practice, and outreach to underserved populations. 
  • An AVP-led team assisted the Burlington Parallel Justice Project in the development and implementation of project evaluation measures.
  •  Ongoing organizing by the Steering Committee to build collaborative efforts among agencies and communities working to reduce violence and its root causes
  • Since 2003 the AVP has organized two annual multidisciplinary training/networking events addressing a diverse spectrum  of topics related to building violence free communities, and co-sponsored other speakers and community events.



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