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The Division of Violence and Injury Prevention (DVIP) works to prevent and respond to injuries and violence, especially among those who are affected at higher rates, and promote health, safety, and well-being for all residents of the Commonwealth. The Division of Violence and Injury Prevention funds a number of programs that provide direct services, technical assistance, support, outreach, education, training, and data collection to individuals, communities, and organizations across the state.

DVIP provides technical assistance and support to communities, as well as implements policies to reduce injuries and deaths caused by all forms of violence, suicide, prescription drug overdose, unintentional injuries, motor vehicles crashes, and sudden unexplained infant death. 

DVIP is committed to stopping violence before it begins. The goal is to reduce the number of injuries and deaths caused by violence and injuries, and promote community resilience.

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Contact Information

  • Leonard M. Lee, Director, Division of Violence and Injury Prevention
    Bureau of Community Health and Prevention
    250 Washington Street
    Boston, MA 02108
    phone: 617-624-5463
    fax: 617-624-5075
  • Vonnessa Goode-Knight, Administrative Support
    Division of Violence and Injury Prevention
    phone: 617-624-5528
    Vonnessa.Goode-Knight@State.MA.US

This information is provided by the Division for Violence and Injury Prevention within the Department of Public Health.