Welcome to our Coalition of Violence Prevention... 

Quarterly Meeting

The Violence Prevention Coalition of Orange County will be hosting its Quarterly Meeting for the community:

"Can Smartphones Outsmart Violence?"

Panelists will discuss the utility of smartphone applications for the prevention of, and response to, violence in our communities.  Hear from subject matter experts including:

 Officer Wade MacAdam, UC Berkeley Police Department
Author Clayton Cranford (http://cybersafetycop.com/home)

October 2, 2015
9:00 am - 11:00 am
at the Sisters of St Josephs Auditorium
480 S Batavia St, Orange, CA 92868 

RSVP is recommended:  christine@vpcoc.org

The 19th Annual Ambassador of Peace Ceremony 

 Violence Prevention Coalition of Orange County (VPCOC) congratulates community leaders for their outstanding contributions and commitment to the prevention of violence.

The mission and goals of  the VPCOC are to promote the health and wellness of our community by reducing violence, changing community norms by establishing non-violence as a desired behavior, and fostering communication and collaboration among community members, stakeholders, and agencies currently addressing violence in Orange County.
The past Ambassador of Peace Ceremonies are featured in Miss Darcy's Photography Gallery while an extensive list of all the winners in the past (from 1997-2014) can be viewed as well.

 The 2015 recipients are...

Joelle Casteix                                    Embassy Consulting Services, LLC                         Dawn Foor            
Author, Speaker, Advocate                 Charlie Celano - Chief of Police, Tustin P.D.               Supervisor      
SNAP, The Well-Armored Child          Dr. Elijah Levy, Clinical Psychologist                           CSP Sexual Assault Victim Services 
                                                            Josef Levy - Commander (retired), Long Beach P.D.

Mike Hamel                                        Dr. Lucy Vezzuto                                                         Dr. Sandra J. Murray
Deputy Chief                                       Coordinator                                                                   Pediatrician          
Irvine Police Department                     K-12 Mental Health                                                      UCI Medical School
                                                            Orange County Department of Education

VPCOC Supports Bill SB 347

On behalf of the Violence Prevention Coalition of Orange County, we write in support of SB 347 which will strengthen our gun laws by adding to the list of persons prohibited from purchasing firearms for a 10-year period to include those convicted of specified firearm-related misdemeanors.

Certainly, those who have been convicted of selling or furnishing ammunition to a person prohibited from possessing ammunition, including minors, and the possession of ammunition by a prohibited persons as well as those dealing in firearms without a license and carrying a loaded or concealed weapon in certain cases, as well as other offenses demonstrates unsafe, dangerous and irresponsible behavior that puts our communities at risk for injuries.

Why Violence Prevention?

Because violence impacts the quality of life for every Orange County resident. Violence is the threatened or actual use 
of physical force or power against another person, against oneself, or against a group or community that either results in, or has a high likelihood of resulting in, injury, death, or deprivation. 

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