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Violence Prevention Research Program

Far too little is known about the causes, consequences, and prevention of violence. VPRP’s long-term commitment to using science to inform policy and reverse the trend of violence remains a priority today. Violence is a major health and social problem that disproportionately affects members of under-represented minorities and marginalized populations. In heavily-impacted communities, the basic rhythms of daily life are contorted as residents seek to minimize their risk of victimization. We use science to inform violence solutions.


Michelle Tafoya
Director of Giving Programs
[email protected]
(916) 734-9400 (Phone)

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UC Davis
Office of University Development

UC Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-5270

Phone: (530) 754-4438
Fax: (530) 754-2294