Kings Against Violence Initiative (KAVI) is a hospital-based and school-based youth violence intervention, prevention and empowerment program in Brooklyn, New York. We view violence as a disease much in the same fashion as diabetes, hypertension or heart disease. We are not a social program but a disease intervention program that believes in youth empowerment as a way to improve lives of young people, in particular as it relates to violence.
KAVI is based at Kings County Hospital Center and is fiscally sponsored by the not-for-profit organization Emergency Medical Physicians of Brooklyn Foundation Incorporated. EMPB provides support for research and education in the field of emergency medicine.