National Stop the Violence Alliance, Inc. was created in 1991 by Dr. Stephne’ R. Coney in the kitchen of her Camden, New Jersey resident. A native of Camden, Dr. Coney saw how violence and other ailments affected her neighborhood and the citizens within. Violence and gang activity had grown rapid and its effects became much more internal than external. With the teachings of nonviolence seen in the philosophies of Mohandas Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Mother Teresa, Dr. Coney incorporated National Stop the Violence and its immediate mission was to end violence across the country.
After 21 years of continued success, National Stop the Violence Alliance, Inc. is proud to announce its growth into a national powerhouse, boasting support from athletes, visual and performing artists, actors, other nonprofit organizations, governmental officials,public safety agencies, and communities nationwide. We will not stop because violence has no place anywhere!