Life  Over the Violence Epidemic (LOVE) is an initiative aimed at improving interactions between the youth and police officers. LOVE seeks to partner with youth, academic institutions, law enforcement and leading community development organizations such as Strategies for Youth to integrate and share best practices nationally in order to promote de-escalation and support healthy interactions for the benefit of all. The LOVE Badge serves as the new, current day symbol of unity between civilians and the brave men and women who protect, serve and uphold life over the violence epidemic.