The Mis­souri Pre­ven­tion Sci­ence Insti­tute firm­ly and unequiv­o­cal­ly states that Black Lives Mat­ter. As Men­tal health, social work, and edu­ca­tion­al schol­ars, we acknowl­edge the toll that racial injus­tices have inflict­ed on the com­mu­ni­ty. We rec­og­nize that schol­ar­ly work has a his­to­ry of being exploita­tive in nature and as a result, we com­mit to inte­grat­ing prin­ci­ples of com­mu­ni­ty-based par­tic­i­pa­to­ry research to ensure this cycle comes to an end. We align our schol­ar­ly efforts to uplift and empow­er the com­mu­ni­ties and indi­vid­u­als we part­ner with by ampli­fy­ing their voic­es. We are com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing cul­tur­al­ly respon­sive sup­port and to con­tin­u­al growth with­in our own orga­ni­za­tions. Sys­temic racism and social injus­tice have no place here. We at the Mis­souri Pre­ven­tion Sci­ence Insti­tute stand with the sup­port the Black com­mu­ni­ty and com­mit to doing the work that is need­ed today and every day to end racism in all forms.