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Office of Violence Prevention 1000 South Fremont Ave.
Bldg. A-9, East 5th Floor
Alhambra, CA 91803

Phone: 626.293.2610


The Los Angeles County Office of Violence Prevention (OVP) within the Department of Public Health collaborates with community and county partners to support the prevention of multiple forms of violence and contributing factors, and ensure that strategies are responsive to community, and trauma informed. 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.

  OVP News

Early Implementation Strategic Plan

Save the Date! OVP Crisis Response Listening Session

On September 29, 2020, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors directed the Ofice of Violence Prevention to report back with an implemetation plan which would include the creation of a coordinated, community-based Crisis Response and Violence Intervention Program (CRVIP) that is responsive to the needs and assets of individuals and communities impacted by trauma.

The Office of Violence Prevention (OVP) wants your input to inform the development of this community based program. We wll be hosting two listening sessions on Friday, October 23, 2020.

Read more about the CRVIP Board Motion. PDF Icon

View Crisis Response Listening Session Flyer PDF Icon

  • Session 1: October 23,2020
    9 AM - 12 PM

  • Session 2: October 23,2020
    1 PM - 4 PM

Early Implementation Strategic Plan

OVP Early Implementation Strategic Plan

The Office of Violence Prevention (OVP) is requesting public input on the OVP Early Implementation Strategic Plan; specifically the section of the plan focused on Strategic Priorities, Goals, Objectives and Strategies. We need your feedback both on what we propose to do and on the best ways to do it. We also want to know which strategies you think we should prioritize in the first year. Please provide your input by sending an email to or email Andrea Welsing, OVP Director, directly at We are accepting public comment and feedback through September 15, 2020. Thank you for your interest in the Office of Violence Prevention, we hope you will provide thoughts, comments and recommendations for the plan and that you will continue to be part of our violence prevention and healing efforts as we move forward to implement strategies to prevent violence and promote healing.

Read more about OVP Early Implementation Strategic Plan here. PDF Icon

Nonprofit Impact Team

Launch of Non Profit Impact Team

The Trauma Prevention Initiative has launched the Non Profit Impact Team, with funding from the Probation Department, to provide short-term technical assistance to community based organizations across the county who serve youth and families involved or at risk for being involved in the juvenile justice or impacted by violence and trauma.

Click here to Request for Assistance

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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