Violence Prevention Program

The Violence Prevention Program provides free educational presentations and other resources for both youth and adult audiences for a wide variety of topics including, but not limited to:

  • Bullying
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Communication Skills
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation
  • Dating Violence
  • Domestic Violence
  • Gang Awareness and Prevention
  • Gun Safety
  • Personal Safety
  • Suicide
  • Violence Against Women
  • Violence in the Media

Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) – Marion County Chapter

SAVE is a youth organization that offers opportunities for children and teenagers to develop social skills and leadership abilities while participating in a wide variety of activities and events that promote safer schools and communities. The program’s key focus areas include:

  • Crime prevention
  • Conflict management
  • Service projects
  • Safe driving

The program is open to any student in Marion County who is at least 12 years of age or who has completed the 6th grade. The group meets on Saturdays once each month at the Marion County Public Health Department, located at 3838 N. Rural Street in Indianapolis.

Safety Moves Video

This educational video demonstrates how children can take precautions to protect themselves from dangerous encounters with strangers. The program uses a variety of realistic scenarios to help children reduce the risk of abduction. The video program is a great resource for students, parents, teachers, public safety/ law enforcement officers, youth workers and others.


Gun Lock Distribution Program

The program provides free trigger locks for Marion County gun owners on a one-per-family basis.  The locks will easily attach to most handguns and long guns.

Click on the link below to access a list of gun lock distribution sites or to learn more about safe and responsible storage and handling of guns.


For more information, please contact the Violence Prevention Coordinator, Byron Johnson, at 317-221-3538, email