Welcome to VetoVille! This game-like experience demonstrates the connections between violence and community issues. You will be given the chance to serve as a consultant to VetoVille, a city working to address issues many communities face: rising health care costs, safety concerns, education challenges, and limited resources with which to address them.
You will decide how to spend those resources and then get a glimpse—15 years in the future—of how your choices and investments affect the long-term success of VetoVille. You will also see first-hand how these challenges are linked to violence in the community.
This engaging tool illustrates that many issues are related to violence in our communities. Ultimately, you will discover that preventing violence requires more than determining how to allocate resources - planning and strategic action are also necessary if we want to prevent violence before it happens.