We believe that Fairbanks is a community of good people. Yet, we know that too many of our neighbors, sisters, brothers, and friends are impacted by violence. We strive to empower and mobilize this community of good people to create a safer Fairbanks.
To accomplish this goal, our Prevention Alliance uses primary prevention to create a community that addresses violence before it ever happens. But we know we can't do that alone. We strive to engage new, diverse, and unexpected allies in the work of ending violence, and we organize with a vibrant community of existing allies in Fairbanks.
Primary prevention is designed to prevent first time perpetration or victimization of violence. We focus on strengths in our community. We know that as Fairbanksans we take care of each other. We stop for each other on the side of the road, we support our neighbors after a fire, and we rally when our community experiences a tragedy. A recent survey showed that most Fairbanksans want to help reduce the rates of violence but don't know how. The FPA aims to offer the community meaningful tools and opportunities to engage in the important work of creating a safer Fairbanks. Our efforts are centered on creating a safer Fairbanks by increasing community involvement, engaging and empowering youth with protective factors, providing early intervention, and promoting healthy, safe relationships.
Prevention strategies may include:
For more information about prevention efforts please visit our Girls On The Run and Prevention Alliance pages.