Maine Injury Prevention Program

Youth Violence PreventionTeenage Boy

MIPP promotes youth violence prevention primarily through funding to two University programs:

  • University of Southern Maine, Maine Law and Civics Education Program
  • University of Maine, Peace Studies Program

 

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Youth violence prevention activities are specifically targeted to schools conducting conflict management, peer mediation, and bullying prevention programs.

Program Goals are:

  • To support the provision of training, technical assistance and resources in conflict management, peer mediation, and bullying prevention to Maine school staff and students
  • To support a statewide association of youth peer mediators,
  • To collaborate and coordinate with other state and local agencies in youth violence prevention activities.