Interpersonal violence – including physical, sexual, psychological, and deprivation or neglect – is a pervasive and complex social problem with serious impacts and consequences for individuals and society.

puzzle-thumb-150x150 Interpersonal violence can be prevented when communities work together in partnership to develop effective responses and to address the root causes of violence.

Since 2006, the Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council has engaged in research, planning, and initiatives to prevent and reduce interpersonal violence.

For example:

Reducing Violence by Enhancing Human and Social Development – A 40-Year Plan for Waterloo Region (2006)  aka 40-Year Violence Prevention Plan
The Missing Pieces: An Assessment of Service Gaps and Assets for Offenders and Victims of Interpersonal Violence in Waterloo Region (2010)
From One System to Another: Crossover Children in Waterloo Region (2012)

Currently, we are developing a framework to measure, monitor and report on interpersonal violence in Waterloo Region and to support the prevention of interpersonal violence.