Strategic plans clarify what prioritized actions will be taken in order to reduce violence. A good prevention plan reduces risk factors, bolsters resilience factors, promotes coordination, responds to constituent needs and concerns, and builds on best practices and existing strengths. The plan serves as the foundation for sustainable, effective, scalable, and efficient violence prevention efforts.


  • Establishes a positive vision
  • Develops from an effective process
  • Delinates specific prevention priorities
  • Delinates structural and systems needs
  • Reflects diverse expertise
  • Clarifies roles for multiple partners
  • Enjoys broad buy-in
  • Includes a complete workplan
  • Includes a plan for regular updating