Welcome to our Coalition of Violence Prevention...
The 19th Annual Ambassador of Peace Ceremony
The Violence Prevention Coalition of Orange County (VPCOC) cordially invites you to join in the celebration of recognizing our 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.
Turnip Rose, Friday, June 5, 2015
Promenade & Gardens Registration: 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Costa Mesa Ceremony: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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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