Three Cities Nonviolence Program


The Three Cities Nonviolence Program is an opportunity for us to strengthen our collaborative partnerships in Providence, Pawtucket, and Central Falls to prevent violence and build stronger support systems for youth and families.


Our vision is to foster a community that promotes the health, safety, and well-being of all youth.

It is currently funded by a grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention awarded to
the Nonviolence Institute and Family Services of Rhode Island.


The Goals

1. Enhance identification and referral processes 


2. Expand prevention and intervention strategies 


3. Build a comprehensive network of community-based supports and services

Community Collaboration

We are bringing together Project Engagement Groups in each of the three cities made of school representatives, city leaders, youth-serving organizations, law enforcement officials and community members. We will work together to connect youth and families to community resources that support their strengths and meet their unique needs.

If interested in getting involved, please contact our Project Manager, Becki Marcus, at