Kings Against Violence Initiative (KAVI)

Youth exposure to violence can result in lasting trauma which increases their risk for harmful behavior, delinquency, and more violence. Kings Against Violence Initiative offers a youth focused, therapeutic response to violence, grounded in public health principles and traumainformed practice. KAVI’s programming provides youth with productive and safe alternatives to engaging in interpersonal violence.


Fast Facts:

  • KAVI’s Violence Prevention Curriculum is a 35‐session, group‐level intervention.
  • KAVI participants receive therapeutic services daily.
  • Retention in KAVI’s programs is high (approx. 75%) and many of their students go on to graduate from high school and attend college.