Transforming Community Violence (TCV)

This site is still under construction.

These pages describe an experimental program in Orange, Massachusetts supported by the Orange District Court which has had an impact in reducing violence in the Town of Orange.

The program works with empathy to teach students a new language. This language encourages an awareness of the effect of what we say to ourselves and others. Rather than reacting with anger from judgment, students listen for the feelings and needs of others and themselves.