Welcome to the Center for Violence Prevention


The Center for Violence Prevention was established on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa in January 2011. 

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Alan Heisterkamp, Former Sioux City educator spreads bullying awareness state, nationwide

Alan Heisterkamp has served as the director for the MVP center for the last four years. On July 1 he was named director of the Mentors in Violence Prevention Leadership Institute at the University of Northern Iowa. He has been working to implement...

Mentors In Violence Prevention (MVP) "Train the Trainer" Training, February 26-27, 2016

What is Mentors in Violence Prevention?

MVP is a widely acclaimed leadership program that motivates both men and women to play a central role in solving problems that historically have been considered “women’s issues:” rape, relationship abuse, sexual assault and harassment.  Founded in 1993, MVP is the original "bystander" program in the...