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Kings Against Violence Initiative

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

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Kings Against Violence Initiative Factsheet


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.

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