Kristi Hall-Jiran, executive director of the Community Violence Intervention Center (CVIC) in Grand Forks, is a community leader who has actively engaged individuals to work together to end violence in our area. Under Kristi’s leadership, Grand Forks has received national attention for its innovative efforts in improving the way the community responds to violence and in working to end childhood exposure to violence.
A Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a Master of Arts in Counseling from UND and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Health from Concordia College in Moorhead, Kristi has developed CVIC into a multi-program organization that provides long-term solutions to ending violence, now offering direct services to over 2,500 adults and children and prevention education to nearly 13,000 a year.
Her community involvement includes serving on the board of directors of Altru Health System, the UND College of Business and Public Administration Advisory Council, past chair of The Chamber Board of Directors, past chair of the ND state domestic violence coalition, past president of Sharon Lutheran Church and a founding member of the Women’s Fund of the Community Foundation.
Kristi is married to Brent, a teacher at Schroeder Middle School. They have three daughters. Throughout her professional, volunteer and family life, Kristi believes strongly in a balanced and healthy lifestyle, a holistic view of our community and world, and in always taking time to laugh!