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.
History and Timeline of ACEs
- September 2000 - first round of ACEs begin
- September 2005 - first round of ACEs end and second round of ACEs begin
- September 2006 - round of Urban Partnership ACEs (UPACEs) and National ACE Coordinating Center begin
- 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.