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Success Stories


Welcome to Success Stories, a place where you’ll find a growing collection of successful violence prevention stories from across the country! These are real accounts, written by real people just like you—all working to stop violence before it happens.


Ideally, visitors will share ideas that can help local communities maximize resources and implement successful prevention strategies. Our exclusive, easy-to-use software will guide you through the creation of your own success story. And in the end, you’ll have a professionally designed, downloadable, printable narrative that doubles as a marketing tool you can use to create interest in your local prevention efforts.

Current CDC grantees will be able to submit final story versions for approval into the permanent archive. This is a great way to showcase your prevention work on a national platform and help us develop a library of successful practices. We won’t be able to add all of the submissions to the archive, but yours may be one of those joining the permanent library. So, be sure to submit your story!

By assimilating examples of “what works” to prevent violence, we move one step closer to safer and healthier communities for everyone. To get started, let’s walk through the process of using the:

 Success Story Authoring Application

What is a Success Story?
Writing Tools
Success Stories Library