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20+ Years Preventing Violence

20-plus Years Preventing Violence

Resources and Lessons Learned

The California Wellness Foundation first began investing in preventing violence in 1993, when California had the sad distinction of leading the nation in the number of young people who died from gun violence every year. Since then, Cal Wellness has invested more than $125 million in this effort and, with a combined momentum from colleagues in philanthropy, the public sector, the nonprofit sector and law enforcement, as well as residents throughout the state, a violence prevention movement has emerged. California has reduced the number of youth dying from gun violence by half. But, more needs to be done. Cal Wellness promotes safety and health across California, especially in underserved regions and communities of color disproportionately affected by violence. This collection of resources provides ideas, best practices and lessons learned about what works in violence prevention — for those who would like to be part of the solution.

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