The National Center for Prevention of Community Violence (NCPCV) was founded in 2009 by Bobby Kipper, who currently serves as the nonprofit’s executive director.

Kipper is a school safety specialist with the Virginia Department of Education and is a past appointee of the Virginia Attorney General’s Office, where he was responsible for a multi-million dollar gang reduction program.

Kipper founded NCPCV to work with communities across the nation interrupt the process of violence before it becomes an event. He has a quarter century of community policing in one of America’s toughest gang environments. He organized one of the most effective crime prevention programs developed by the Department of Justice and has consulted for the White House and Congress, and for governors and for communities across the nation.

Kipper is a national consultant, having assisted communities in 20 states with developing effective strategies for dealing with youth violence.

Under his direction, NCPCV has a successful history of building and providing solutions to preventing and reducing violence.

NCPCV has developed national, state, and local policies and training about bullying prevention, gang reduction, dating and domestic violence prevention, children’s gun safety, and community civility.

NCPCV is highlighted by a dedicated support team consisting of a National Executive Board, National Advisory Board, student interns, and a small but dedicated staff. This interdisciplinary network of passionate individuals represents all walks of life and professional backgrounds, including the arts, athletics, academia, law enforcement, media, and activism.

With a shared vision for and commitment to the prevention of violence and cultivation of peace in communities across the country and throughout the world, NCPCV is on a mission to improve the quality of life for all citizens.