Ending Interpersonal Violence in 2 Generations

CVIC and its partners began an initiative in 2016 to end violence in two generations. We believe this comprehensive, research-based approach can be replicated in any community.

Never before has one project addressed domestic, dating and sexual violence, and bullying in this way, by simultaneously promoting cultural change through education across a child’s school lifecycle while providing safety and preventing the effects of trauma from being passed among generations.

This innovation equips community members with what they need to develop positive relationships and prevent the use of violence at every stage of life.

The number of adults and children impacted by violence will, we expect, gradually increase until it reaches a tipping point, which we project will be 2025. Then, violence will begin to decrease.

Fewer children are exposed to any violence at all as more families are equipped with safety services to end violence and more adults who use violence change their behavior.

  • The number of people needing safety services will increase 53% by 2025.

Those traumatized receive evidence-based therapy that change neural pathways.

  • To reach children and families in need with therapy, we’ll increase the number served by 208% by 2025, reaching nearly 2,000 adults and children.

The first class of students graduates as young adults after receiving our prevention education from kindergarten to grade 12, equipped with what they need to pursue healthy relationships.

  • 14,440 unique youth in 28 Grand Forks County schools will be reached at all education stages by 2025, an increase of 71%.

The Safer Tomorrows Road Map will flip the pyramid, transforming lives and ending violence. At our tipping point, investment will shift from intervention-based to prevention-focused spending, saving our communities as much as $31 for every dollar spent on intervention.