The Wisconsin Violence Prevention Project

Developing a statewide violence prevention program in Wisconsin

Full Project Name:The Wisconsin Violence Prevention ProjectPrincipal Investigator:Terri deRoon-Cassini, PhD, MS, Comprehensive Injury CenterCo-Investigator:Michael Levas, MD, PediatricsAward Amount:$216,000
Award Date
March2021
Project Duration:18 months

Project Description Narrative:


In Wisconsin and nationally, violence has reached epidemic proportions. Homicides rose over 100% in Milwaukee County from 2019 to 2020. In Wisconsin, critical regions shoulder the greatest burden of violence, including larger cities such as Milwaukee and Kenosha, as well as the lowest resourced neighborhoods and tribal nations. Given the epidemic levels of violence within Wisconsin, it is necessary to develop a comprehensive statewide violence prevention program.

Through this award, the Medical College of Wisconsin's Comprehensive Injury Center will conduct a planning grant and needs assessment to develop the Wisconsin Violence Prevention Project. As an academic resource, the Wisconsin Violence Prevention Project would be available to all communities across Wisconsin and provide expertise, academic partnership, and collaboration with community-based organizations to address the burden of violence.

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