United Against Violence of Greater Dayton (UAVGD) partners have been listening to the community for several years about their concerns regarding violence. The nightly news and daily papers certainly report violence in all its forms.
Beginning in childhood, kids are exposed to violence through being the witness to or victim of violence in the home. Kids are exposed to media messages through TV and video games that make violence acceptable. School days are filled with bullying in the hallways, on internet social media sites, or through text messaging on cell phones.
Violence cuts across all areas of our lives everyday whether at home, at school, at work or in our neighborhoods. Violence includes all types of behaviors such as domestic violence, work place violence, bullying, gun violence and other harmful behaviors. UAVGD recognizes that violence is a public health problem in our community and is at the core of social justice due to the lifelong and immeasurable toll of violence on its victims and their families.