Youth Violence Project

The Virginia Youth Violence Project is a research group composed of faculty and graduate students in the 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.

  • Free Online School Threat Assessment 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

    Learn about our team's research into school threat assessment.

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  • YVP Team Conducted Statewide School Climate Study

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

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  • Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines

    New YVP grant to evaluate implementation.

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  • YVP leads the school threat assessment section of the National Center for School Safety, which provides expertise in school safety promotion and violence prevention.

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  • How Do We Stop School Shootings?

Preventing Gun Violence

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