The Violence Prevention Special Interest Group seeks to provide an interdisciplinary space where professionals and academics across the globe can come together to discuss issues, exchange knowledge, and develop practice in the field of violence prevention. By sharing and discussing best practice at the local, national, and international level, along with research at the forefront of the field, it is hoped that the goal of reducing violence within and across communities can be furthered.

The group is currently made up of around 40 members with backgrounds as police officers, workers in public health, sociologists, psychologists, criminologists, philosophers and more. The SIG represents an exciting space to move knowledge forward around the best ways to prevent violence and the social, economic, and health costs of its perpetration.