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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.
- Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Announces Los Angeles Recidivism Reduction Pilot Program
Highland Community News May 8, 2014
- Study Finds Latinos Disproportionately Affected by Gun Violence: A report on firearm violence released by Violence Policy Center finds that the murder rate for Latinos is more than double the murder rate for whites. April 2014.
- Models for Juvenile Justice Schools
Juvenile Justice Information Exchange April 28, 2014
- Former Inmate Speaks Out Against U.S. ‘Commitment’ to Mass Incarceration
“PBS Newshour” April 2, 2014
- Project Targets Juvenile Justice Reforms
U-T San Diego February 12, 2014
- “The Gun Debate” PBS Newshour – This 2013 series of reports includes successful models used in the State of California. Grant funding provided by The California Wellness Foundation.
- Grantee magazine Winter 2013 Violence Prevention Edition
- 2013 California Peace Prize Honorees
- Statement by Dr. Diana Bontá Regarding President Obama’s Executive Actions to Prevent Gun Violence
- Violence Prevention - A Long-term Commitment To Keep Youth Safe. This cover story from the Foundation’s Grantee magazine provides an overview of TCWF’s violence prevention work: includes gun control, public education, community action and investing in grassroots leadership.
- Reflections on Leadership - The California Peace Prize. This document provides an overview of how investing in community peacemakers helps sustain grassroots prevention efforts over time. For information and video about the current California Peace Prize honorees visit our newsroom.
- PreventViolence.org - This online archive provides great examples of what works in public education around violence prevention issues such as: gun control, investing in youth development, community-based action, and more.
- Reporting on Violence: A Handbook for Journalists - The Foundation funded Berkeley Media Studies Group for this guide to reporting on violence with an eye for addressing root causes.
- Firearms Research: The Gun Fighter - Nature News April 24, 2013
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