Centre for the Prevention & Reduction of Violence
Building on Frontline Experience
Violence affects the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities – and no one understands this better than frontline practitioners. They are present in everyday situations and under extraordinary conditions to respond to those who witness and experience violence at many different levels: emotionally, psychologically, physically, spiritually and environmentally.
The Centre for the Prevention and Reduction of Violence (CPRV) at Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) builds on the experiences of these frontline practitioners – supporting applied research that translates the knowledge gained through and embedded in practice into curriculum, programming, policy, and theory.
Two exploratory JIBC research projects demonstrate this commitment to beginning from the standpoint of frontline practitioners. The first focuses on prevention and intervention strategies. "This is a man's problem": Strategies for working with South Asian male perpetrators of intimate partner violence. The second project "Evaluaton of the Code White Program to Reduce Workplace Violence At St. Paul's hospital" focuses on how hospital staff and other healthcare providers learn how to respond effectively to workplace violence, maintaining both public and personal safety.
Last updated November 22, 2012