Updated: Oct 25, 2018
The National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan (NPEIV) is an overarching group of individuals, organizations, agencies, coalitions, and groups that embrace a national, multi-disciplinary and multicultural commitment to violence prevention across the lifespan.
And we believe that it is time to act. The devastating events in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday February 14, 2018 was the fifth school shooting that has occurred in 2018. This is not only unacceptable, it is preventable. Our nation’s schools should be safe places for our children to grow and learn, not somewhere they fear for their lives or have to learn how to protect and respond if a shooter comes to their school.
It is time for our elected officials to stop the cycle of platitudes and inaction after these devastating events – it is time for action. This type of violence is preventable and we cannot accept these acts of violence as routine within America. It is time for change and it is time for reform. NPEIV calls upon Congress to stop ignoring the epidemic of gun violence in America and enact meaningful reforms to protect our children, our communities and all Americans.
NPEIV is committed to reducing interpersonal violence and its consequences through scientific research and application of empirical findings. It is our mission to make the prevention of interpersonal violence a national and international priority and to encourage healthy relationships by linking science, practice, policy and advocacy.
Through our many partnerships and collaborations, it is our vision to end all types of interpersonal violence, for all people, in all communities, at all stages of life.