About Us

The Violence Prevention Coalition of Orange County (VPCOC) was established in 1996. It remains the only countywide affiliation of businesses, community organizations, public and private agencies, and individuals promoting violence prevention through a public health approach in Orange County, California. 

Our Mission

Promote the health and wellness of our community by reducing violence

Our Goals

  • Promote policies that prevent violence
  • Change community norms by establishing non-violence as a desirable behavior
  • Foster communication and collaboration among community members, stakeholders, and agencies currently addressing violence in Orange County, California

What We Do

  • Educate about violence and violence prevention at meetings, through "quick fact" sheets, and more
  • Review important issues and take a stand through our position statements
  • Increase community awareness about violence and violence prevention
  • Advocate for violence prevention strategies for individuals, families, neighborhoods, and communities and for policies and legislation that support these strategies
  • Provide resources for helping professionals