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The Cardiff Model for Violence Prevention (Information Sharing to Tackle Violence)

Project aims

  • To replicate the Cardiff Model for Violence Prevention in the United States and Australia
  • To carry out a process evaluation of implementation of the Model in Atlanta and Philadelphia
  • To carry out a step wedge evaluation in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Geelong and Warrnambool
  • To replicate the Model in a safeguarding context using data from the Children's Hospital, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • To generate Model implementation training materials for use internationally


  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • United States Centres for Disease Control and Prevention
  • United States Institute of Justice
  • National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia


Cardiff Programme Lead

Professor Jonathan Shepherd

Professor Jonathan Shepherd

Emeritus Professor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Security, Crime and Intelligence Innovation Institute


Principal Investigators and Directors

United States

  • Stephen Hargarten
  • Jennifer Hernandez-Meier
  • Steven Sumner
  • Charles Stokes
  • Sarah Bacon
  • Greg Ridgeway
  • Charles Branas
  • Daniel Wu
  • Tom Simon


  • Peter Miller
  • Diana Egerton-Warburton
  • David Caldicott
  • Andrew Walby
  • Tim Baker
  • Anthony Shakeshaft
  • Gordion Fulde
  • Michael Sheridan