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Office of Violence Prevention 1000 S. Fremont Ave.,
A9 East, Unit 61,
Alhambra, CA 91803

Phone: 626.293.2610

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The Los Angeles County Office of Violence Prevention (OVP), housed within the Department of Public Health, works to strengthen coordination, capacity and partnerships to address the root causes of violence, and to advance policies and practices that are grounded in race equity, to prevent all forms of violence and to promote healing across all communities in Los Angeles County. OVP monitors the trends and circumstances of violent deaths affecting Los Angeles County to inform decision makers and program planners about ways to prevent and intervene on violence in the community, at home and in the workplace. Click here to view and download an OVP overview document.PDF Icon

  News & Highlights

OVP is hiring

Public Health Week Celebrates Trauma Prevention Initiative Expansion, April 6, 2022

On April 6, 2022, Public Health hosted a community event highlighting the countywide expansion of the Trauma Prevention Initiative (TPI), at Mona Park in Willowbrook. Each April, Public Health convenes a series of events, along with public health departments across the country, during Public Health Week. This event was a celebration of community partners where TPI began in South LA, the importance of meaningful partnerships with community leaders, and the need for sustained investment in Peer approaches to promote peace and reduce retaliatory violence.

For a summary of the TPI expansion and the event, click here.

Listen to LA County's Department of Public Health's Podcast Episode 7 "Reducing Violence In LA County" featuring interviews with Dr. Ferrer & Norma Garcia, Sup. Mitchell, Andrea Welsing, and Kevin Orange:

Listen Now on Spotify or Apple Podcasts

OVP is hiring

2021 Violence Prevention Indicators Data Package

OVP has developed a new data resource that provides SPA-level data on a wide variety of measures. The data package includes information on demographics, incidents of violence, COVID-19, and a variety of other health outcomes that impact both children and adults. The package also includes a series of maps to provide a visual representation of a variety of topics including the distribution of violent injuries and community resources. Additionally, the package includes external links and resources related to health equity and coalition-building.

To access the data package, click here.PDF Icon

For questions about the information in the package please contact:

OVP is hiring

Leading with Excellence: 34th Annual Productivity and Quality Awards

The Trauma Prevention Initiative (TPI) receives the Commission Special Award Winner for Outstanding Teamwork Award - TPI: Putting the Public Back in Public Safety. Read all about the TPI Initiative here.

OVP is hiring

OVP is hiring

We are excited to announce that we are working with Healthcare Staffing Professionals to immediately fill several key positions for the Office:

LA vs Hate Call 211 to Report

LA vs Hate

OVP supports the County’s LA vs. Hate Initiative led by the Human Relations Commission in collaboration with community partners. LA vs Hate is a community-centered creative campaign to encourage and support all residents of Los Angeles County to unite against, report, and resist hate. If you are the victim, or witness of, a hate incident or hate crime you can report the incident/crime with 211 LA. Your report is confidential and 211 is not affiliated with law enforcement.

Early Implementation Strategic Plan

OVP Early Implementation Strategic Plan

After extensive review and input, the Office of Violence Prevention (OVP) Early Implementation Strategic Plan was adopted by the County Leadership Committee and Community Partnership Council in September 2020.
Read more about OVP Early Implementation Strategic Plan here. PDF Icon

The OVP Strategic Plan is a live document and we welcome your ongoing feedback, specifically as it pertains to our priorities, goals, objectives and strategies. Please provide your input by sending an email to or email Andrea Welsing, OVP Director, directly at We hope you will provide your thoughts, comments and recommendations for the Strategic Plan and that you will continue to be part of our violence prevention and healing efforts as we work together to advance strategies to prevent violence and promote healing.

Director's Message

June 2020 DPH Director's Message on Racism

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Director, Dr. Barbara Ferrer, acknowledges that addressing law enforcement violence and racism are core to public health.

Read DPH Director's Message on Racism here.PDF Icon

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