The OSU YVPAB is proud to announce its Third Annual Conference.
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To register for our opening distinguished keynote speaker session featuring Dr. Gary Slutkin, Founder and Director of CeaseFire please Click here 

Registration for this year’s full-day conference is now closed.  We are at capacity. Thank you for your interest, we hope to see you out at the Plant Peace rally, Columbus City Hall lawn 4:30-5:30 p.m. June 17th. 

For more information please call (614) 247-1661 or email and include “Conference 2011″ in the subject line.  Thank you for your interest in attending.  

3rd Annual

Promoting Community Safety and Preventing Violence
Integrating Lessons from Research and Practice
June 17, 2011
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Thematic Tracks or Strands:

(1) Effective Gun Violence Reduction

(2) Education and Youth Empowerment

(3) Re-entry and Restoration

(4) Community and Police Relations

Registration is Required!

Final Program

31st floor of the Vern Riffe Conference Center
77 S. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215


Partners and Sponsors:

  • CO-HOSTED BY: The Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution
  • CO-HOSTED BY: The Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS)
  • CO-HOSTED BY: The Ohio Commission on Minority Health
  • CO-HOSTED BY: OSU Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male
PARTNERSHIP: Coalition for a Non-Violent Columbus
  • OSU College of Education and Human Ecology, Department of HDFS
  • The U.S. Attorney of Southern Ohio, Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant (OCJS)
  • OSU Office of Outreach and Engagement Impact Grant
  • OSU International Poverty Solutions Collaborative
  • OSU College of Medical Center Community Outreach
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  • Heartland Bank


  • Africentric Personal Development Shop (APDS)
  • Community for New Direction (CND)
  • Greater Works Church of God
  • Men for the Movement