Family Violence Prevention and Services Act

FVPSA funded Prevention-Specialized Service Programs

FVPSA “Prevention” Definition Guidance

The FVPSA regulations define primary prevention as follows:
Subpart A § 1370.1: Primary prevention means strategies, policies, and programs to stop both first-time perpetration and first-time victimization. Primary prevention is stopping domestic and dating violence before they occur. Primary prevention includes, but is not limited to School-based violence prevention curricula, programs aimed at mitigating the effects on children of witnessing domestic or dating violence, community campaigns designed to alter norms and values conducive to domestic or dating violence, worksite prevention programs, and training and education in parenting skills and self-esteem enhancement.

The FVPSA regulations define secondary prevention as follows:
Secondary prevention is identifying risk factors or problems that may lead to future family, domestic, or dating violence, and taking the necessary actions to eliminate the risk factors and the potential problem, and may include, but are not limited to, healing services for children and youth who have been exposed to domestic or dating violence, home visiting programs for high-risk families, and screening programs in healthcare settings.

NC CFWYI FVPSA prevention initiatives:

  • Coordinating statewide improvements within local communities, social service systems, and programming regarding the prevention and intervention of family violence, domestic violence, and teen dating violence through the leadership of State Domestic Violence Coalitions and FVPSA State Administrators
  • Provision of accessible services to unserved, underserved, or inadequately served populations, including the culturally and linguistically specific population in rural areas of the state.

NC CFWYI FVPSA prevention priorities:
Economic empowerment; Unserved, underserved, or inadequately served populations; Culturally specific communities; Trauma-informed care/services; Language access services; Mental health access services; Accessible transportation services; and American Indian/Tribal communities.

Contact Information

Physical Address

116 West Jones Street, Suite G102
Raleigh, NC 27603


Mailing Address

1320 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1320

FVPSA State Administrator


Call 984-236-0332