Formed in 1995, the Melrose Alliance Against Violence (MAAV) is a nonprofit community-based organization that focuses on outreach, education and community collaboration in order to raise awareness of the problems of bullying, teen dating and domestic violence. Working closely with the Melrose Police Department and Melrose Public Schools, our Board of Directors includes representatives from the city, police, schools, clergy, hospital, business community, Health Department, students, parents and community members at large.

Our programs include community awareness activities, outreach and support for victims, training for parents and professionals, and education and prevention programs for youth.

We hope this web site provides useful information on bullying, teen dating and domestic violence, our programs and services, and critical resources for help. If you are unable to find the information you need, or would like to ask a confidential question, please click on Contact Us. We’ll respond via email as soon as we can.