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National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan

The National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan (NPEIV) is an overarching network of state, regional, and national multidisciplinary, multicultural organizations, agencies, and coalitions.


To make the prevention of interpersonal violence a national priority and to encourage healthy relationships by linking science, practice, policy, and advocacy.


To end all types of interpersonal violence, for all people, in all communities, at all stages of life.

Overall Goals:

  • Be a major influence for ending interpersonal violence across the lifespan
  • Be in the forefront for policy, research, and practice
  • Identify gaps and issues facing the field of interpersonal violence prevention
  • Develop a blueprint for action for one, three, and five years
  • Key will be integration across: disciplinary fields; research, practice and policy; organizations; and types of violence
  • Use action teams to develop and implement tasks to meet our objectives within the given time frame
  • Translate and disseminate current information through special journal issues and web-based media
  • Plan for the continued development and expansion of the NPEIV

Guiding Principles:

  • Acknowledge and understand the impact interpersonal violence has on individuals and society
  • Recognize the mental, physical, legal, social, and economic burden of interpersonal violence
  • Respect an individual’s basic right to live without violence; value human dignity
  • Promote consensus-based practices while maintaining cultural sensitivity
  • Consider and address the unique needs of vulnerable populations