Nebraska Collaborative for Violence Intervention and Prevention (NeCVIP)
The Nebraska Collaborative for Violence Intervention and Prevention (NeCVIP) is collaboration between the UNO School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and UNMC College of Medicine that combines a criminological and medical perspective to reduce gun violence and support victims of violent injury. Priorities areas include:
1. Research and Evaluation: Conduct community-driven and systems-based research on the causes, consequences and solutions to violence, particularly resulting in firearm injury. Researchers also evaluate existing community interventions to improve policy and effective practices.
2. Data Integration: An integrated data system will be created to share data between public health, health care, criminology and community-based organizations. Data integration provide researchers and community with real-time data and metrics.
3. Programming: Translate research to develop and coordinate a multi-level systems-based intervention for violence prevention and intervention in Nebraska.
4. Education and Training: Increase the capacity of community organizations, the general public and prevention specialists across Nebraska through education, training and outreach.
5. Community Engagement: Success of the NeCVIP requires great partnerships and engagement of the entire public health system in Nebraska.
6. Policy and Advocacy: Analyze existing and pending policies relevant to the goals of NeCVIP at the federal, state and local level, and provide advocacy for a public health approach to violence prevention.
Capitalizing on the existing efforts and expertise of local, state and national agencies and UNO/UNMC’s ongoing collaborative relationships with these agencies, the NeCVIP serves as an objective mechanism for connecting state and local policy makers, community-based organizations and prevention advocates with timely data and evidence-based solutions to violence.
Contact UNO SCCJ Director and NeCVIP co-Director, Gaylene Armstrong, Ph.D. for more information or to apply for a graduate assistantship to work with the Collaboration.