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Violence in
Two Generations

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With a bold mission to end violence in two generations, CVIC delivers vital safety and healing services throughout greater Grand Forks to adults and children experiencing domestic or sexual violence. We educate youth and professionals about how to stop violence and teach our communities ways to develop healthy relationships.


When you experience interpersonal violence due to domestic or sexual violence, stalking or other interpersonal crime, finding a safe place to go and feeling safe again is a first step. 


We are learning more each day about the impact of trauma on human lives. And with the right approach, we can offer hope and healing for those harmed by violence. 


We teach our communities, from youth to adults, skills needed to build relationships and become bystanders who promote a violence-free community and change norms.

Commemorative book to be released in Fall 2021

Two-Generation Guardians: Peacemakers Changing the Face of Violence – for Good commemorates CVIC’s 40th anniversary. This honorary book features a cross section of hundreds of “guardians” who have been instrumental in shaping our long-range violence prevention and intervention efforts, as well as safeguarding the community we all cherish.

“As much as this is a CVIC story, it’s truly a story about the guardians and peacemakers of Grand Forks County and surrounding communities … Enjoy learning about the hopes, the struggles, the gifts, the tools, and first-rate humans who continue to find new and inventive ways to build a safer tomorrow.”

Coiya Tompkins, Author & CVIC President/CEO

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Because the cost has been generously underwritten by the City of Grand Forks, Chulinda Investments, Alerus, and Bremer Bank, all proceeds will support CVIC programs and services and transform lives impacted by violence.

Burmeister honored with UND Changemaker Award