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.
Tragedy in Arizona 1/8/11
The Violence Prevention Coalition of Orange County (VPCOC) is saddened by the tragedy in Arizona on Saturday, January 8, 2011 involving the shootings of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Federal District Judge John M. Roll, and community members. We extend our condolences to all the victims and their families.
The VPCOC condemns the senseless acts of violence that takes place in our local and global communities like Saturday's events. We remain steadfast in upholding our commitment to providing resources, education, and advocating for policy to encourage legislative change to reduce violence in all its forms because violence is unacceptable and impacts the quality of life for every person.
The 14th Annual Ambassador of Peace Awards Luncheon was a success!
Congratulations to our winners last year at the 14th annual Ambassador of Peace Awards luncheon. For information on the event and to view the list of last years winners click here. To view a small gallery of the photos of the this years event click here. For information on becoming a sponsor for next years event click here. For information on nominating an individual for next year click here.