The Art of Prevention Corporation (APC) was formed for public good to address national problems that affect health, safety and wellbeing. APC is a nonprofit resource offering prevention strategies which raise awareness, mitigate risks, minimize suffering and contain costs.
Our first initiative, PeerPaL™, is a campus violence prevention system designed to certify schools as Standardized Violence Free Zones™ (SVFZ™). Our program supports the universal, incident management plan (IMP) model, developed by FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security to implement prevention, intervention, response and recovery strategies.
PeerPaL™ goes a step further by tailoring school district incident management plans (IMPs) to create site specific Performance Improvement Plans (PIPs) for individual campuses. We use a web-based, collaborative portal to bring together all stakeholders that have made a commitment to becoming violence free.
What can you expect to see on the portal?
The definition of a Standardized Violence Free Zone™ (SVFZ™)
The method to follow in order to attain certification as a SVFZ™
Access to tools used become a SVFZ™
Infographics to track progress toward becoming a SVFZ™
WEDU Be More Awards PeerPaLTM Video
PeerPaLTM speaks to the Hillsborough County School Board
"Acting to Affirm Life"
Our Mission: To Prevent Injury, Fatality and Psychological Trauma
The Art of Prevention Corporation, A non-profit incorporated in Hillsborough County, Florida
Elissa-Beth Gross, Executive Director presents the PeerPaL™ Campus Violence Prevention System designed to create Standardized Violence Free Zones™ (SVFZs™) to Florida Design Out Crime Association (FLDOCA) Orlando, Florida. Audience members included architects, city planners, law enforcement & school campus administrators. (2014)
Gross pictured with Art Hushen, Chairman, FLDOCA and president of National Institute of Crime Prevention (NICP).