The California Wellness Foundation is proud to present its 2008 California Peace Prize honorees. Each receives a cash award of $25,000 as an acknowledgment of their commitment to prevent violence and promote peace in their communities.
Kismet Evans' personal history with drug abuse, incarceration, and homelessness inspires her to provide support and guidance to youth and their families.
Orlando Ramos brings the power of education and his personal experience to inspire hope among at-risk students.
Billie Weiss conducts pioneering public-health research that helps community-based organizations become more effective in preventing violence.