Community Partners

The Violence Prevention Institute believes the organizations and agencies with whom we work are our partners in research, outreach, and implementation. If you are interested in learning how you can work with VPI as a community partner, please complete this form.

Beloved Community - Their mission is to build sustainable change by supporting regions to further their collaborative journey for racial and economic equity, and by centering our most marginalized populations as we advance towards the beloved community.

NOLAHype - They are a network of health, wellness, and research services for young people in the Greater New Orleans area. Their goal is to improve sexual health and general well-being to support healthy development of New Orleans youth by providing access to: research, primary care, and housing/social services.

Mary Amelia Center for Women's Health Equity Research - They take an innovative, multi-level approach to its mission of conducting interdisciplinary research that identifies and disrupts barriers to knowledge, opportunity, and health for women and their communities while addressing inequities in health across the lifespan. 

Silence is Violence - They provide direct victim services, creative youth engagements, and public advocacy, working with clients and partners in every sector to build safe, just, and thriving communities.

Daughters Beyond Incarceration - They work to tear down barriers and support the strengthening of relationships between daughters and their incarcerated fathers.

Parenting from Prison - This is an initiative that works to educate stakeholders, teachers, prisons or any institutions who provide services to children directly impacted by incarceration with essential tools to promote effective change. 

Brothers at Peace - They provide care, recreation, and enriching programs to youth 18 years and younger.  We are an organization of men and women that aim to nurture potential, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility that will build a community where young people are encouraged to develop to their fullest potential in mind, body, and spirit.

City of New Orleans Health Department - They promote, protect, and improve the health of all in our community through equitable policies, programs, and partnerships.

University Medical Center - Part of the LCMC Health family of hospitals, UMC is the largest training center for healthcare professionals in Louisiana, and their treatment facilities provide high levels of patient care availability to handle anything that comes our way.

Institute of Women & Ethnic Studies - IWES is a national non-profit health organization domiciled in New Orleans dedicated to improving the mental, physical and spiritual health and quality of life for women, their families and communities of color, particularly among marginalized populations, using community-engaged research, programs, training and advocacy.

CEO Works - Center for Employment Opportunities provide immediate, effective, and comprehensive employment services exclusively to individuals who have recently returned home from incarceration.

Vera Institute - They work to reduce the number of people held in local jails, advocated for data-driven reform, and partnered with people in the local New Orleans justice system, city leaders, and community organizations.