The Center’s mission is to prevent violence by collaborating with
academic, public, and governmental partners to develop and implement
evidence-informed screening, prevention, and intervention programs.
Center for Violence Prevention at the University of Texas Medical
Branch was founded in an effort to reduce the burden of violence in
Texas and across the United States through research, best practices,
policy making, evaluation, training, and partnerships with community
agencies. With support from the National Institutes of Health, Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute of Justice, and
multiple state and foundation awards, the Center conducts innovative
research to prevent multiple forms of violence. It serves as a resource
for research, training, and technical assistance for schools,
communities, policy-makers, and the general public and supports
researchers, advocates, practitioners, and policy-makers in violence
Statement on Equity
The Center for Violence Prevention opposes the oppressive systems and violent structures that create hatred, racism, and violence – over policing black and brown neighborhoods, redlining, state violence, criminal sentencing, inequitable healthcare, gerrymandering, gentrification, and a lack of occupational and educational opportunities. We also recognize that beyond social and structural forces, individuals and groups cannot remain silent. We are committed to upholding the principals of social and structural justice. Please engage in conversation with us and racial justice experts, advocates, writers, and community members who are leading racial equity efforts across the nation at https://www.facebook.com/UTMBviolenceprevention. We stand in solidarity.