The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Office of Violence Prevention partners with community residents and stakeholders to implement the Trauma Prevention Initiative (TPI) to reduce violence-related injuries and deaths. Launched in 2015, TPI aligns County services and initiatives to build a comprehensive, place-based approach through innovative programs, policies, and partnerships. TPI supports a community-driven approach to public safety that is survivor centered, and empowers community leadership, coordinating across sectors to build infrastructure for prevention and well-being in the county’s highest need communities. TPI is initially focused on South Los Angeles and building a place-based model that can be scaled to additional communities.
Using a peer approach to break the cycle of violence in hospital and community settings.
Providing technical assistance for grassroot organizations, peer support, and multidisciplinary training opportunities.
Infrastructure leveraging community hubs like Parks after Dark, facilitating community dialogue and decision making and funding community identified priorities.
TPI Advisory Committee
TPI provides a framework for other organizations and initiatives to meet their goals by aligning resources in high-need communities. A TPI Advisory Committee is convened quarterly to guide the initiative, align services, and advance systems change.
Community stakeholders prioritize strategies that build leadership capacity and promote dialogue and healing. Community engagement in TPI communities builds local leadership, promotes positive identity, and develops priorities to guide violence prevention work through Community Action for Peace groups, community events and summits. Community engagement also provides avenues for other departments and initiatives to get involved in the communities.
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