BBB Charity Review for
Center for Violence Prevention

A BBB Accredited Charity since 3/3/2011


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Charity Contact & Profile

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Business Address: 409 Roberts Street
Pearl, MS 39208

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(601) 932-4198
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Evaluation Conclusions

This organization has been evaluated in relation to the 20 Better Business Bureau Standards for Charitable Accountability. This organization meets all those standards.


Through their partnership with multiple community organizations and committed staff focused on the needs of the domestic violence client, The Center for Violence Prevention advocates that every person has the right to a life free from violence.


Victim Services
The Center's victim service programs are designed to foster successful rehabilitation from violent and abusive relationships so that victims can take back control of their lives and learn to live independently, free from abuse.

Batterer Intervention Program
This program works to ensure the safety of the partners of group participants while working to end domestic abuse by creating a culture of deterrence, collaborating with the justice system and other service providers, and teaching offenders alternatives to coercive, controlling and abusive behaviors in intimate relationships.

Crisis and Referral Line
The Center For Violence Prevention has a twenty-four hour crisis and referral line to assist in immediate needs. Trained personnel will provide a wide range of references and resources. Call 800-266-4198, or 601-932-4198 in Central Mississippi.

Temporary Shelter
The Center provides a home-like setting designed to assist families that are in need of a safe environment. Services are in place to help these individuals begin a productive life, independent of abusive relationships.

Individual, family, and group counseling is provided by professionals. Out-patient counseling is provided to the community on a sliding fee scale.

The Center For Violence Prevention will provide education on domestic violence and related issues to interested organizations and community groups free of charge.

Day Care
A safe day care is provided for the children of mothers who are in shelter services. This service allows the women to work or continue their education.

Second Chance
A place to bring merchandise you no longer can use. The merchandise is given to the shelter clients or sold in our retail store with all proceeds going directly to client services.


Board Size:6
Paid Staff:31

Fundraising Methods

The Center for Violence Prevention uses printed advertisements, donations, special events & grant proposals to help support the organization.

Financial Summary

According to the IRS Form 990 for the Fiscal Year ended 6/30/2011:

Total Income $726,956.00
Total Expenses $709,073.00
Gain/Loss for the Year $17,883.00

Expense Breakdown
Item Amount % of Expenses
Programs $592,851.00 83.61%
Fund Raising $955.00 0.13%
Administrative $115,267.00 16.26%
Miscellaneous $0.00 0.00%

Income Breakdown
Item Amount % of Income
Program Service Revenue $550,024.00 75.66%
Special Events $36,661.00 5.04%
Gross Profit $136,721.00 18.81%
Dividends $3,550.00 0.49%

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Products & Services

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To focus on the needs of the domestice violence and sexual assault client, The Center for Violence Prevention advocates that every person has the right to a life free from violence.

Additional Locations & Phone Numbers

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Customer Complaint History

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BBB has processed no customer complaints on this charity in its three year reporting period.

Government Action(s)

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BBB has no information regarding government actions at this time.

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Report as of: 7/6/2015
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