With a bold, comprehensive approach, we are disrupting cultural norms to end violence in two generations. We deliver vital safety and healing services to adults and children experiencing trauma and educate youth and professionals about how to prevent violence and develop healthy relationships. Because violence is predictable, we know it is preventable.

Through an alliance of collaborative partners and donors we are creating a safer tomorrow for children and adults who are experiencing trauma and who are at the greatest risk of school failure, addictions and suicide. We support those impacted by violence at all levels with shelter, advocacy, therapy, self-sufficiency, intervention, and prevention with programs that are changing the trajectory of our community.

Serving tens of thousands of survivors and victims since 1980, CVIC has been leading regional violence intervention efforts with an innovative model of collaboration that is recognized nationally as a best practice. We employ more than 80 professionals who serve victims, survivors, and those who use violence in personal relationships.


CVIC is a 501c3 non-profit agency, governed by an 11-person board of directors. Our senior leadership team, with more than 100 cumulative years of experience, oversees day-to-day operations.

Board of Directors


Pete Hoistad, Chairperson

Certified Public Accountant (retired)

Member since 2017


Jody Hodgson, Chairperson-elect

General Manager, Ralph Engelstad Arena

Member since 2018


Catherine Gillach

Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education, Grand Forks Public Schools

Member since 2019


Yvonne Griffin

Owner, Yahweh Cleaning Services

Member since 2020

Will Kusler

Location Manager, Markit County Grain, LLC

Member since 2016


Becky Mindeman

Senior Vice President of Retail Banking Gate City Bank

Member since 2020


Dr. Eric Plummer

Associate Vice President and Chief of Police, University of North Dakota

Member since 2014


Kristen Price

Vice President, McFarlane Mechanical Contractors

Member since 2020


Mac Schneider

Attorney at Law, Schneider Law Firm

Member since 2012


Jodi Sorum

Director of Oncology, Clinical Services and Hospitalist Program Altru Health System

Member since 2020


Kyle Thorson

Owner, Archives Coffee House

Member since 2015

Board Meetings

The CVIC board of directors meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, except July and December, from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at CVIC.

211 S. 4th Street

Grand Forks, ND 58201


24/7 CRISIS: 701-746-8900

Office: 701-746-0405

Toll Free: 866-746-8900

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