Implementation and scaling violence prevention interventions

Dean Fixsen, Karen Blase, Melissa Van Dyke, Allison Metz

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book


Much of the violence prevention literature is about interventions to prevent or treat violent behavior in individuals or groups. This work is to be applauded! Interventions have advanced a long way from the declaration a few decades ago that “nothing works” (Martinson, 1974). So many interventions happen now that there are reviews of reviews and meta-analyses across studies (Lipsey and Cullen, 2007). This is good news for violence prevention and treatment globally.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Evidence for Violence Prevention Across the Lifespan and Around the World
Place of PublicationWashington, D.C.
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 18 Mar 2014


  • violence prevention
  • violence interventions
  • applied implementation science

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