Institute on Violence, Abuse & Trauma

National Plan

The National Plan

to End Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan

National Plan to End Interpersonal Violence: read and download here

If you support this plan, please consider adding the name of your organization or institution to the list of those who have endorsed the proposals. Endorsing the plan does not commit your organization to any financial or other obligation, it simply means you support the reforms offered in the plan.

NPEIV intends to use the plan as we approach policy makers, funders and otherwise work to implement these proposals and reduce, and one day, end violence.

Over the past five years, representatives of hundreds of national organizations have gathered annually in San Diego at the National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan (NPEIV) Think Tank to discuss the development of a National Plan to significantly reduce, if not end all forms of interpersonal violence and abuse. Between these annual meetings, dozens of professionals and advocates from diverse fields participated in monthly conference calls and via email to fine tune a comprehensive set of recommendations for which there was broad consensus. These professionals and organizations participated through Action Teams as a part of the NPEIV for which the annual membership dues are $25, and only $10 for students.  In March of this year, a final draft and executive summary of the plan was approved unanimously by the Board of Directors of the NPEIV.

The NPEIV represents the only national coalition that will bring together similar organizations under a common goal of ending all forms of interpersonal violence.  Through collaboration and unity, the NPEIV can provide the education and support for the entire initiative as well as assistance to single organizations to meet the goals and objectives set forth in not only the National Plan but each individual group.  To this end, working together to avoid duplication of efforts, sharing of information, and seeking new means to collaborate, the NPEIV will provide the necessary steps to achieve our mutually shared objectives.   The problem of violence continues and working together as one, we can reduce or eliminate all forms.