The Virginia Violence Project

  • Research Project

What We Do

This is a research and public service project designed to help schools and communities prevent youth violence. 

Current projects include: 

  • Virginia Secondary School Climate Study, a federally funded, 4-year statewide assessment of bullying, school climate, and safety conditions in Virginia’s 700 middle and high schools 

  • Threat Assessment as a Safe and Supportive Violence Prevention Strategy, a federally funded 4-year evaluation of Virginia’s use of school-based threat assessment teams in 1,900 public schools, including a randomized control study of staff development and stakeholder education to improve student outcomes. 

The Virginia youth Violence Project Website

Threat Assessment Guidelines  

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  • STAR
  • Research Center

Supporting Transformative Autism Research

The STAR initiative is led by the School of Education and Human Development in partnership with colleagues across the University. STAR aims to improve the lives of individuals with autism through groundbreaking research and innovative models for intervention and training. 

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