College of Education and Human Development

School of Social Work

Minnesota Center Against Violence & Abuse

The Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse (MINCAVA) was established in 1994 by the Minnesota State Legislature with a charge “to improve the quality of higher education related to violence”. Over subsequent years, MINCAVA scholars partnered with national, state, and local organizations and institutions to develop, implement, and evaluate interventions and to disseminate knowledge through publications and presentations. MINCAVA was a leader in innovative violence-related education, research, and internet publishing for many years.

As of August 2023, MINCAVA has closed.

Please contact Lynette M. Renner ( if any additional information is needed.