Overview of violence prevention programs with a focus on youth and intimate partner violence

This grant supports an environmental scan that will provide an overview of the promising youth and intimate partner violence prevention programs. The scan will include projects that target vulnerable populations, including historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, immigrants, youth, low-income populations and others. It will emphasize large-scale initiatives that include innovative elements. These programs may involve community-level prevention efforts and/or advocacy or policy interventions. The project will include a review of existing inventories of violence prevention programs followed by a series of discussions with program directors, stakeholders, key advocates, and leaders in the field. Individuals will be identified using a snowball technique in which each respondent will be asked for the names of other key informants to contact. The scan will also involve internet searches and a Lexus-Nexus review of newspaper accounts since many existing innovative programs may not be identifiable through traditional literature reviews. Prevention Institute staff will collect standard categories of information on each program, including the names of key personnel and community partners, location, institutional setting, description of the program, including duration, scope, intervention methods, target population, and sources of funding. In addition, they will describe some of the key strengths, weaknesses, and/or innovative aspects of the program.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $40,000.00

Awarded on: 3/20/2006

Time frame: 3/15/2006 - 6/14/2006

Grant Number: 56950


Prevention Institute

221 Oak Street
Oakland, 94607-4595


Patti Culross
Project Director