History of the ACE Program
About the 2000–2010 Academic Centers of Excellence on Youth Violence Prevention Centers
The National Academic Centers for Excellence (ACEs) on Youth Violence Prevention use a unique multidisciplinary approach to violence prevention. The centers research youth violence prevention approaches, collect and analyze surveillance data, and foster relationships with local community partners to help develop, implement, and evaluate promising prevention efforts. This collaboration between research universities and local communities and community-based organizations results in empowered communities that are mobilized to address the problem of youth violence.
See below for a figure depicting the history and timeline of the ACEs:
(Mouse over each circle for a detailed description.)
- ACE At a Glance [PDF 3MB]
- Vivolo, Matjasko, Massetti. Mobilizing Communities and Building Capacity for Youth Violence Prevention: The National Academic Centers of Excellence for Youth Violence Prevention. Am J of Community Psychology. 2011;48(1-2):141-145.
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