About Us

Our Vision: a world free from sexual and relationship violence and stalking.

Our Mission: To end sexual and relationship violence and stalking through the power of effective practitioner and research partnerships.

Our Goal: To improve institutional policy, practice, and capacity for sexual and relationship violence and stalking prevention and response through research adn evaluation.


Prevention Innovations Research Center (PIRC) is internationally recognized for its collaborative research and community engagement focusing on sexual and relationship violence and stalking prevention and response. PIRC conducts scholarly, cutting-edge research that informs policy and practice and convenes practitioners and researchers to develop strategies for evidence-based, innovative approaches to violence prevention. In addition, PIRC’s team of researchers and practitioners provide training for university, Military and community practitioners, mentor students, support community-based practitioners, and advise institutions.

PIRC was established in October 2006. Our office is located on the main campus of the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH. Our team is made up of researchers and practitioners who work collaboratively to develop and evaluate:

  1. Prevention strategies
  2. Evidence-based measures to document the problems of sexual and relationship violence and stalking
  3. Comprehensive community tools to effectively address the causes of violence