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Uniting to Prevent Targeted Violence in South-Central Pennsylvania

A non-partisan civic participation program (October 2022 - September 2024)  that brings community members together across political, racial, generational, geographic, and other differences to address causes of targeted violence

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Program Overview

Uniting to Prevent Targeted Violence in South-Central Pennsylvania (UPTV) is a non-partisan program that brings together Pennsylvanians in Adams, Dauphin, Franklin, and York counties to work across divides to prevent targeted violence.

Program Goals

  1. Build relationships across lines of difference

  2. Implement projects that reduce risks of targeted violence

  3. Strengthen and support county Threat Assessment and Management teams

  4. Raise our communities’ awareness of targeted violence

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Uniters in Adams, Dauphin, Franklin, and York counties are implementing projects in collaboration with community partners to address risk factors for targeted violence. Learn more here!

Pennsylvania Uniters

Our Uniters were photographed last year in York, PA by John Nolter of the A Peace of My Mind project. This gallery of photos, along with our Uniters’ responses to the question “What do you hope to achieve by working across differences to prevent targeted violence?,” is currently traveling around the region. Check it out at:​

  • The Coyle Free Library in Chambersburg in April '24

  • The Musselman Library at Gettysburg College in May and through the middle of June.

In counties across Pennsylvania, our politically diverse and ideologically varied groups of community members are dedicated to embracing shared values and bridging differences to foster a safer, more inclusive society. Explore our statements and join us in pledging against political violence today.

Upcoming UPTV Events

This project is funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships, opportunity number DHS-22-TTP-132-00-01.

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