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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, TCWF has invested $125 million in this effort and with a combined momentum of colleagues from philanthropy, the public sector, nonprofits, law enforcement and residents throughout the state, a violence prevention movement has emerged. California has reduced the number of youth dying from gun violence by half but there is still too much violence in communities, new weapons pose new challenges to gun control advocates and stressed families need support to keep youth safe. 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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Evaluations and Lessons Learned



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