Regional Violence Prevention Coalitions
Intimate Partner Violence and Domestic Violence
    

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A9 East, Unit 61,
Alhambra, CA 91803

Phone: 626.293.2610
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  Regional Violence Prevention Coalitions

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In November 2021, the Los Angeles County Office of Violence Prevention (OVP) partnered with six community-based organizations to establish seven Regional Violence Prevention Coalitions (RVPC) throughout Los Angeles County. These coalitions were established based on the premise that violence is preventable and that local leadership is critical to address the types of violence that impact unique communities.

The seven RVPCs, which each serve a Service Planning Area, have begun to build a diverse community coalition that welcomes youth, parents, community members, advocacy groups, faith and community-based stakeholders, and county partners to the table. These coalitions work in collaboration with local partners and stakeholders to advance important practice, policy, ad systems change within each community and throughout the county.

 RVPC Lead Agencies Objectives

  1. Mobilize a diverse, multi-sector group of community stakeholders and residents including youth and parents to form a coalition that identifies and addresses issues relating to violence within their specific Service Planning Area (SPA).

  2. Conduct a landscape analysis to help identify violence prevention priorities for their communities that will guide the development of a community action plan.

  3. Develop a violence prevention community prevention action plan that will identify 3 - 5 key goals including short term, intermediate and long-term goals with time-defined strategies aimed at achieving measurable outcomes.

  4. Build community capacity through training and technical assistance, assuring that youth, parents, and marginalized community members have a voice in community violence prevention.

  5. Engage with other local, place-based efforts, and with OVPís County Leadership Committee (CLC), Community Partnership Council (CPC) and Trauma Prevention Initiative (TPI) regional networks to inform and advance countywide practice, policy, and systems change.

What is a Service Planning Area?

A Service Planning Area, or SPA, is a specific geographic region within Los Angeles County.

Due to the large size of LA County (4,300 square miles), it has been divided into 8 geographic areas. These distinct regions allow the Department of Public Health to develop and provide more relevant public health and clinical services targeted to the specific health needs of the residents in these different areas.

There are Regional Violence Prevention Coalitions in seven of the eight SPAs.

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RVPC Lead Agencies
RVPC Lead Agencies Agency Description
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SPA 1 Coalition Focus Areas:
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Mental Health & Healing
  • Family Support

SPA 1 (Antelope Valley):

Antelope Valley Partners for Health

Antelope Valley Partners for Health (AVPH) is a community-based non-profit with a focus on access to health care, mental health care in schools, dental health for low income children, nutrition and physical activity programs, infant mortality issues, womenís health education, housing concerns for transitional foster youth, case management services for pregnant women, community based care management for senior citizens, support for at-risk youth and their families and programs for the reentry and homeless population.

Visit Organization's Site:
http://www.avph.org/


OVP is hiring

 

SPA 2 Coalition Focus Areas:
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Mental Health & Healing

SPA 2 (San Fernando Valley):

Strength United - The University Corporation

Strength United is dedicated to the elimination of child maltreatment, sexual and domestic violence through healing, empowerment, education and increased public awareness of prevention strategies. They provide high quality trauma informed, crisis intervention, advocacy, counseling services, trainings, clinical internships, and prevention education to promote social change.

Visit Organization's Site:
https//www.csun.edu/eisner-education/strength-united


OVP is hiring

SPA 3 Coalition Focus Areas:
  • Youth Development
  • Mental Health & Healing

SPA 3 (San Gabriel Valley):

Day One

Day One is a community-based nonprofit organization that provides effective, high quality and culturally sensitive public health education, intervention, and policy development. Day One partners with youth to end dating abuse and domestic violence through community education, supportive services & legal advocacy.

Visit Organization's Site:
https://www.godayone.org/


OVP is hiring

SPA 4 Coalition Focus Areas:
  • Mental Health & Healing

SPA 4 (Metro):

Divinity Prophet and Associates

Divinity Prophet and Associates is a community-based nonprofit organization which focus is to prevent potential homelessness of youth exiting the foster system by providing transitional housing, supportive services, and fundamental re-entry assistance. The organization promotes self-sufficiency while teaching skills that are relevant, build self-esteem, and are necessary for independent living.

Visit Organization's Site:
https://www.divinityprophet.org/


OVP is hiring

OVP is hiring

SPA 6 Coalition Focus Areas:
  • Mental Health & Healing
  • Food Insecurity

SPA 7 Coalition Focus Areas:
  • Youth Gang Prevention

SPA 8 Coalition Focus Areas:
  • Youth Substance Abuse
    & Drug Prevention

SPA 6,7,8: (South LA, East LA, South Bay):

Southern California Crossroads

Southern California Crossroads is a non-profit organization that was created to assist under-served, low-income communities. Our objective is to create Healthy, Peaceful and Productive lifestyles through Counseling, Education, Employment, and other Social Support Services.

Visit Organization's Site:
https://www.socalcrossroads.org

   

Urban Peace Institute

The Urban Peace Institute (UPI) is a recognized leader in the field of community safety, just policing, and systems reform to end violence and mass incarceration. For over 20 years, UPI has worked to develop and implement innovative solutions to address community violence and engage in system reform.

Visit Organization's Site:
https://www.urbanpeaceinstitute.org/


 

 RVPC Learning Collaborative

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Each month, staff from all seven RVPC Lead Agencies meet together for a virtual Learning Collaborative. The RVPC Learning Collaborative is an opportunity for members of the RVPC to gather and discuss key topics related to place-based violence prevention in Los Angeles County. Learning Collaborative members are also given the space to share success stories and to work together to address challenges and setbacks faced along the way.

As a part of the Learning Collaborative, lead agencies also received training from the LA vs Hate program which is an official partner of the Office of Violence Prevention. This training included a general overview of LA vs Hate, along with access to additional resources to report hate crimes, request bystander intervention training, and stay informed of upcoming events.

  RVPC Tools and Templates

Below are links to tools and templates that may be adapted for use by other organizations and coalitions. These include tools and templates that can be used to monitor coalition history and growth, conduct landscape analyses, identify violence prevention action plan goals, develop evaluation plans, and more.

 
Document Description
Violence Prevention Indicators Data Package (2022) A new data resource that provides SPA-level data on a wide variety of topics including , incidents of violence, COVID-19, and a variety of other health outcomes that impact both children and adults. Available data is included in both table and map formats.

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Root Causes of Violence (2022) A brief overview of the importance of examining the root causes of violence when developing violence prevention interventions. Includes external links and resources for further reading.

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Community Action Plan Goal Ideas (2022) List of potential violence prevention goal ideas for agencies to select from. Includes potential target population and activities for each goal.

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RVPC Satisfaction Survey Recommendations & Guidance (2022) This resource highlights and outlines the basics of designing a satisfaction survey for coalition members. It covers different types of survey questions and their uses, provides examples, and includes external learning resources to guide survey development.

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Community Action Plan + Evaluation Plan Instructions & Templates (2023) This updated version of the Community Action Plan and Evaluation Plan templates includes detailed instructions on how to develop and seek input on strong Community Action Plans and Evaluation Plans, in addition to updated templates to complete both deliverables. The document also provides example Community Action Plan goals that align with OVPís Gun Violence Prevention Platform.

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Adopting the Gun Violence Prevention Platform (2023) Outlines OVPís Gun Violence Prevention Platform and four priority action areas. Also includes links to learn more about gun violence prevention and advocacy.

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Coalition Planning Worksheet - Initial Engagement (2021) Worksheet used to describe coalition history, membership, strengths, needs, and plans for outreach and recruitment. Intended for use at start of coalition building term.

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Coalition Planning Worksheet - Ongoing (2022/2023) Worksheet used to describe coalition history, mission/vision, membership, strengths, needs, and plans for outreach and recruitment. Intended for use during ongoing coalition building.

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Landscape Analysis Template (2021) Comprehensive guide used to identify the strengths, resources, needs, assets, and violence-related experiences within in each SPA.

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Preliminary Priority Planning Worksheet (2021) Worksheet used to summarize landscape analysis findings and violence prevention priorities to transition towards Community Action Plan.

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Community Action Plan Template (2022) Used to identify short, intermediate, and long-term violence prevention goals. Completed action plans should also include activities, proposed timeline, and intended outcomes. Includes links to external action plan learning resources.

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Evaluation Plan Brainstorming Template (2022) Worksheet used as a tool to identify the necessary components to build a comprehensive evaluation plan. Includes links to additional evaluation learning resources.

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Evaluation Plan Template (2022) Template to identify evaluation activities needed to measure success and progress over time.

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Community Action Plan + Evaluation Plan Instructions & Templates (2023) This updated version of the Community Action Plan and Evaluation Plan templates includes detailed instructions on how to develop and seek input on strong Community Action Plans and Evaluation Plans, in addition to updated templates to complete both deliverables. The document also provides example Community Action Plan goals that align with OVPís Gun Violence Prevention Platform.

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Interested in learning more about the RVPCs or joining the coalition in your area?


For more information, please contact:

Nana Sarkodee-Adoo (she/her)
RVPC Project Coordinator
nsarkodee-adoo@ph.lacounty.gov

 
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