Featured Project

Personal Violence Prevention Program (Green Dot Strategy)

This program utilizes the Green Dot Strategy to prevent personal power-based violence in high schools in the Panhandle of Florida. Working in collaboration with the Panhandle Area Educational Consortium (PAEC), under a CDC-funded grant with the Florida Department of Health, FCPR and PAEC implement the Green Dot strategy at high schools in Calhoun and Liberty county. This includes facilitating bystander intervention trainings with students, teachers, and staff, where influential figures in the school are taught how to use Reactive or Proactive Green Dots to promote safety for everyone and communicate intolerance for power-based personal violence in their school. The goal is to incorporate Green Dot into the school culture, equipping everyone at the school to create a social norm where violence is not tolerated.


To establish a reputable and respected prevention, research, and services organization.


To provide innovative research, education, training, and technological solutions to address the challenges of substance abuse prevention and other social issues among Florida's population.

FCPR history

On August 25, 1997, the State of Florida won a landmark lawsuit against the tobacco industry and was awarded an $11.3 billion settlement. The first $200 million received by the State was earmarked to fund a pilot program to reduce youth tobacco use. The Florida Center for Prevention Research (FCPR) was created at Florida State University to support the Florida Tobacco Pilot Program from its inception in February 1998 until its termination on June 30, 2003. Since 2003, the 20 person FCPR team expanded its depth and breadth in substance abuse prevention capabilities under contracts and grants from the Office of the Governor, Department of Children and Families, Department of Education, the U.S. Department of education and others.

Located at the FSU Research Complex, FCPR has managed projects in excess of $21 million, ranging from health care to youth programs. Project Managers come with a variety of experience and skills to partner with agencies, through their unique talents they provide sound services and products. Agencies find that while working with FCPR, they work with a team - a successful team that is mission focused!