OFFICE OF VIOLENCE PREVENTION


Contact Us

Office of Violence Prevention 1000 S. Fremont Ave.,
A9 East, Unit 61,
Alhambra, CA 91803

Phone: 626.293.2610
Email: ovp@ph.lacounty.gov


For data requests, please email: ovpdata@ph.lacounty.gov

For more information about what data is available for request, click here.PDF Icon

  Overview

The Los Angeles County Office of Violence Prevention (OVP), housed within the Department of Public Health, works to strengthen coordination, capacity and partnerships to address the root causes of violence, and to advance policies and practices that are grounded in race equity, to prevent all forms of violence and to promote healing across all communities in Los Angeles County. OVP monitors the trends and circumstances of violent deaths affecting Los Angeles County to inform decision makers and program planners about ways to prevent and intervene on violence in the community, at home and in the workplace. Click here to view and download an OVP overview document.PDF Icon

  News & Highlights

Domestic Violence Month

This October marks the 35th anniversary of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

While much progress has been made in that time to support domestic violence victims and survivors, more work needs to be done. According to 2020 data from the National Network to End Domestic Violence, on a typical day, local domestic violence hotlines around the country receive 19,159 calls, or 13 per minute. In 2018, 65% of all murder-suicides in the United States involved an intimate partner; 96% of the victims of these crimes were female. In California, 39.9% of women and 31.1% of men experience intimate partner physical violence, intimate partner sexual violence, and/or intimate partner stalking in their lifetimes.

The LA County Domestic Violence Council (DVC) is a leader in the effort to address issues impacting survivors of domestic violence (DV) and intimate partner violence (IPV). The DVC also advises the Board of Supervisors and other County Departments on DV/IPV related issues. On October 18, from noon to 2 p.m., the DVC, in conjunction with the LA City Domestic Violence Alliance, is holding a virtual celebration of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The organization will be honoring this year's recipients of DVC awards. For more information, go to: Domestic Violence Awareness Month Awards. (Registration in advance is required to attend this event)


Community Partnership Council

TPI Receives 2022 Model Practice Award – National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO)

In August 2022, TPI was honored to be recognized as a “Model Practice” at the NACCHO Annual Conference in Atlanta, highlighting our partnership with community leaders and county departments to build community driven public safety in the county. Click here for a video that was created for the award, and for information about other model practices that were recognized.


Community Partnership Council

OVP Community Partnership Council – Call for Applications

Dear Community Partners:

OVP Community Partnership Council – Call for Applications. OVP established a Community Partnership Council in 2019 to guide the work of the office and ensure the work was connected to local communities, informed by expertise across multiple forms of violence, healing and survivor centered. Together, OVP and county and community partners finalized a strategic plan and moved forward 6 key priorities of the office.

The first cohort of Community Partnership Council members has now completed their initial term, and we are opening up applications for interested community members to participate in the next cohort of the Council. In this role, community members advise, guide, and provide input to the OVP. Current Council members may re-apply for another 2-year term. Membership is restricted to individuals who live or work in LA County and/or represent one of the following categories:

Networks or coalitions (local non-governmental) engaged in violence prevention; Organization representatives serving individuals impacted by different types of violence; Community leaders organizing efforts to address violence in specific communities or for a distinct demographic group; Survivors affected by violence, not representing an organization or network.

Employees of the City or County of Los Angeles (or other government agencies) are not eligible to apply.

All interested individuals should complete the attached nomination form and submit it online or by mail no later than Friday, October 7, 2022. For more information or to request a hard copy of this form, please call us at 626-293-2610.

Click here to view Nomination FormPDF Icon


OVP is hiring

OVP is hiring

We are excited to announce that we are working with Healthcare Staffing Professionals to immediately fill several key positions for the Office:


The LA County Office of Violence Prevention is hiring 5 temporary staff to coordinate implementation of the Trauma Prevention Partnerships project, funded through the American Rescue Plan. These positions are for approximately 18-months. We are looking for staff who are passionate about helping communities, organized, and ideally, have experience with violence prevention and trauma and healing informed practice. Please share with your networks.


OVP is hiring

2021 Violence Prevention Indicators Data Package

OVP has developed a new data resource that provides SPA-level data on a wide variety of measures. The data package includes information on demographics, incidents of violence, COVID-19, and a variety of other health outcomes that impact both children and adults. The package also includes a series of maps to provide a visual representation of a variety of topics including the distribution of violent injuries and community resources. Additionally, the package includes external links and resources related to health equity and coalition-building.

To access the data package, click here.PDF Icon

For questions about the information in the package please contact: OVPData@ph.lacounty.gov


LA vs Hate Call 211 to Report

LA vs Hate

OVP supports the County’s LA vs. Hate Initiative led by the Human Relations Commission in collaboration with community partners. LA vs Hate is a community-centered creative campaign to encourage and support all residents of Los Angeles County to unite against, report, and resist hate. If you are the victim, or witness of, a hate incident or hate crime you can report the incident/crime with 211 LA. Your report is confidential and 211 is not affiliated with law enforcement.


Early Implementation Strategic Plan

OVP Early Implementation Strategic Plan

After extensive review and input, the Office of Violence Prevention (OVP) Early Implementation Strategic Plan was adopted by the County Leadership Committee and Community Partnership Council in September 2020.
Read more about OVP Early Implementation Strategic Plan here. PDF Icon

The OVP Strategic Plan is a live document and we welcome your ongoing feedback, specifically as it pertains to our priorities, goals, objectives and strategies. Please provide your input by sending an email to ovp@ph.lacounty.gov or email Andrea Welsing, OVP Director, directly at awelsing@ph.lacounty.gov. We hope you will provide your thoughts, comments and recommendations for the Strategic Plan and that you will continue to be part of our violence prevention and healing efforts as we work together to advance strategies to prevent violence and promote healing.


Director's Message

DPH Director's Message on Racism

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Director, Dr. Barbara Ferrer, acknowledges that addressing law enforcement violence and racism are core to public health.

Read DPH Director's Message on Racism here.PDF Icon

 
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