About VPI

Our Mission


To reduce the incidence of youth violence through education and behavior modification.
The Violence Prevention Institute provides Education, Research, Prevention and Intervention programs designed to address the increasing incidence of violent youth behavior. The Institute uses evidence based research models to assist states, cities, law enforcement, and school boards in designing strategies to address the increasing societal problems associated with violent behavior in youth and young adults.

Participants are taught corrective skills to change attitudes about gun violence, gang activities and other negative social behaviors, in order to improve school performance, family relationships, reduce criminal activities, and acquire skills that maximize their ability to effectively negotiate peer relationships and other social interactions.

The Importance of Research and Intervention.
In order to evaluate the effectiveness of its programs, an important part of the VPI’s objective is to follow the activity of program participants over a number of years.