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The Melissa Institute nurtures the work of young scientists by awarding annual scholarships to support doctoral students' dissertation research in the field of violence prevention.

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The mission of The Melissa Institute is to prevent violence and promote safer communities through education and application of research-based knowledge.

The institute fulfills this mission through education, community service, research support and consultation.

We invite you to visit our site for educators to access relevant, research based information on the prevention of school violence.