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Who are we?

The VCU Clark-Hill Institute for Positive Youth Development is a university-level center that includes an interdisciplinary team of faculty from the Departments of Epidemiology and Community Health, Psychology, and Special Education and Disability Policy. The Institute is located on the Monroe Park Campus of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va.

The Institute’s activities include research; undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral training; and community engagement. The Institute is one of five National Centers of Excellence for Youth Violence Prevention funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Other entities funding research by faculty affiliated with the VCU Clark-Hill Institute include the National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute of Justice, Institute for Education Sciences, Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth and the VCU Presidential Research Quest Fund.

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