Family Violence Institute
The Family Violence Institute (FVI) at Northern Arizona University is the first of its kind in Arizona. It provides a vibrant forum for research, scholarship, education, and public policy work addressing family violence, one of the urgent challenges of our time.
Our departments: making a difference
Works with communities in Arizona and across the United States to improve coordinated community responses to family violence and prevent homicides and suicides.
Delivers undergraduate and graduate research opportunities for NAU students.
Conducts program evaluations.
Organizes professional and public events, workshops, and conferences.
Offers meaningful opportunities for donors.
Is non-partisan, objective, and relies on evidence-based research to inform practice, policy, and grant work.
We provide states, cities, municipalities, and communities with the tools to confront family violence.
We contribute to the health, happiness, employability, and productivity of human populations.
We educate students in the art of conducting research and enhance student recruitment and retention.