Mission Statement

The mission of the Patricia A. Tomson Center for Violence Prevention (CVP) is to build the capacity of institutions of higher education, K-12 schools, victim service agencies, law enforcement and the criminal justice system to systematically implement best practice violence prevention and evaluation strategies in collaboration with state, family and community partners.

The CVP will do this by:

  • Conducting common bullying and gender violence prevention trainings and workshops with school and community partners.
  • Increasing the engagement of men in working to reduce and end violence and abuse.
  • Supporting schools and community partners in their efforts to maintain and sustain bullying and violence prevention initiatives and strategies.
  • Making data-informed decisions with schools and communities in their efforts to reduce and end all forms of bullying and gender-based violence.