Youth Violence Project
YVP Contributes to APA Report on Gun Violence
The American Psychological Association called for a comprehensive approach to the prevention of gun violence.
Position Statement on the Connecticut Shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School
Read the prevention recommendations of the Interdisciplinary Group on Preventing School and Community Violence.
YVP Team Conducting Statewide School Climate Study
Our 4-year federally-funded project has yielded strong support for an authoritative school climate.
Virginia legislation mandates threat assessment teams for K-12 schools
New YVP grant to evaluate implementation
YVP Report Finds Racial Disparities in Virginia School Suspensions
However, schools using our threat assessment model have lower suspension rates
Our team of faculty and graduate students conducts research on effective methods and policies for youth violence prevention and school safety.
- Threat Assessment
- College Threat Assessment
- Violence in Schools and Communities
- Virginia High School Safety Study
- Virginia Secondary School Climate Study
Associated Research Associate/Post Doc
Post Docs on Staff
- Juliette Berg, Ph.D.
Graduate Students on Staff
- Pooja Datta
- Anna Heilbrun
- Joy Yuane Jia
- Anna Lacey
- Marisa Malone
- Erin Nekvasil
- Kathan Shukla
- Elizabeth Xiaoxin Wei
Research Assistants on Staff
- Allie Anderson
- Sara Millspaugh