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NCPCV founder joins Virginia work group about student safety

Bobby Kipper, founder and executive director of the National Center for the Prevention of Community Violence, has been named to the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Work Group on Student Safety. Kipper, school safety and discipline specialist with the Virginia Department of Education, is part of a multidisciplinary team of Virginia educators, public safety officials, community partners,…

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Still Living The Dream of Non Violence

Several years ago it was a personal goal of mine to start a national non profit that would serve as a guide to preventing and reducing violence. I am reminded each year as we celebrate the legacy of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. That there is still a need for a voice in the desert…

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Violence and Economic Development

Every community across America is jockeying for valuable economic dollars. The issue of funding local services and quality of life greatly depends on the overall safety in a community. The White Elephant in the equation seems to rest in the area of violent crime. And the greater issue is that statistics alone do not tell…

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Dating Violence Prevention in the Green Zone

The American Medical Association reports that 1 out of 5 teens has at some point been physically or sexually assaulted by a dating partner. This national statistic is both sad and shocking. An alarming 81 percent of parents surveyed believe that dating violence is not a major issue. February is National Dating Violence Prevention Month.…

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Radio Show Coming Soon

Join me on Wednesday November 13 at 11:00 AM EST for our first radio program on Blog Talk Radio. We will be discussing the culture of BULLYING in the NFL

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Bullying And The Road To Violence

For years I have been discussing how Violence Is A Process And Not An Event. The issue of Bullying is certainly a part of that process. Everyday in America someone is seriously injured due to the process of disrespect that we commonly label Bullying. My concern is that we sometime hide behind a term that…

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Bullying Hits Home

Recently I had the opportunity to be interviewed in Florida following the tragic suicide of a 12 year old due to cyberbulling. This tragic event occurred following repeated pleas to school officials and others to intervene in the situation. Have we turned into a society of bystanders ? After writing a book on Bullying and…

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No Bullies

The one book in America that talks about solutions No Bullies. Have you purchased your copy yet.

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Violence in Virginia Beach

City Leaders in Virginia Beach, Virginia are dealing with a weekend of Violence where 3 Shootings , 3 Stabbings and 3 Robberies were reported along the Oceanfront. City Leaders were quick to say that the crimes were not committed by Visitors. This comes at a time when the City is gearing up for the Summer…