Our Mission

The North Carolina Youth Violence Prevention Center’s mission is to continue the current innovative community based and driven collaborations of research-based programming, formerly provided by the NC Academic Center for Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention (NC-ACE), that holistically supports the needs of youth and families in North Carolina by working with rural communities to provide a seamless continuum of services to identified counties with high rates of youth violence and injury, poverty, minority confinement and other risk factors that lead to delinquency and crime.

Our Center:

In 2014, through a directive by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that funded the ACE initiatives, NC-ACE changed its name to the NC Youth Violence Prevention Center receiving 501(c)3 status as a federally recognized non-profit agency. The Center is the umbrella agency for a host of other programs including Robeson County Teen Court & Youth Services, Richmond County Teen Court, The Comprehensive School Safety Initiative and The CORe Project.

Since 2010, the Center has received over 10 million dollars to provide research, programming and training to several counties in North Carolina.

We have Centers currently in Robeson County (Lumberton) and Richmond County (Rockingham) and will be moving our administrative and research offices to Wake County in the fall of 2016.