Stop The Madness Stop The Violence (SMSV), Inc. is a community-based 501(C)3 non-profit organization that prepares young people to meet the challenges of adolescence by teaching them the necessary life skills to become contributing members of society.
Our mission and vision is to decrease juvenile delinquency and violence in the community through systematic and multi-faceted programs. SMSV has been serving children and families since 2003.
Since July 2004, SMSV has built a continuum of services to prevent, intervene against, and respond to children who are at risk of either becoming involved with the juvenile justice system or being a victim or a perpetrator of violence.
This continuum spans from prevention services (e.g., in-home visitation and after-school programs). The need for early identification and intervention with young people ages 10-24 who are most likely to end up in the delinquent and criminal population unless there is a break in the cycle and pattern of behavior. SMSV intends to fill the existing service gap by intervening more intensively with this high-risk target group at an earlier age.
The objective of SMSV is to intervene early enough and with the right type and level of service to have a positive impact on their future.