Youth Violence Project


The Virginia Youth Violence Project is a research group composed of faculty and graduate students in the Curry School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia. We conduct research on youth violence prevention and school safety, and provide training and consultation on topics such as threat assessment, bullying prevention, and forensic psychology.

  • Call To End Gun Violence

    A growing coalition of national education organizations sign onto eight-point violence prevention plan.

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  • School shootings have led teachers and administrators to rethink their actions when a student makes a threat. The goal is to not overreact or underreact.

  • New Online School Safety Program

    These brief programs will help students, parents, and teachers understand the threat assessment process to prevent violence.

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  • Threat Assessment Research

    YVP is evaluating the statewide implementation of threat assessment teams in Virginia K-12 schools

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  • YVP Team Conducting Statewide School Climate Study

    Our 4-year federally-funded project has yielded strong support for an authoritative school climate.

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  • Virginia Student Threat Assessment Guidelines

    New YVP grant to evaluate implementation

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Preventing Gun Violence


Call for Action to Prevent Gun Violence in the United States of America
Interdisciplinary Group on Preventing School and Community Violence