Building a Better Future for LA’s Youth: Re-imagining Public Safety for the City of Los Angeles with an Investment in Youth Development
This report addresses youth criminalization in Los Angeles and outlines what youth development is and why it is a critical component of public safety. The report highlights how other major American cities with youth development departments have made large scale investments in youth development. Finally, the report includes youth and community-driven recommendations for youth investment in the City of Los Angeles, while also outlining changes that should occur at the County level.
Learning from What Goes Well
What does it look like to address violence and oppression by learning from what is going well for those people and communities? The Full Frame Initiative engaged four project partners (Violence Prevention Coalition of Greater Los Angeles, Break the Cycle, Alliance for Community Transformations, and The Northwest Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse) and three California community-based teams (Community Doula Project, Peace Pros LA, and the California Hmong Advocates Network) in a collaborative initiative to apply asset-based strategies in addressing multiple forms of violence and oppression. Throughout the project, partners and teams explored what it really takes to move away from a problem-defined, deficit-based approach in order to improve access to well-being for the people, families and communities living through violence and oppression. This project summary shares the asset-based methodologies that were explored and lessons learned throughout the project.
Framework for a Community-Based Reentry Coalitions Network
The Framework provides a step-by-step guide to establishing a community-based reentry coalition, which includes detailed descriptions of critical components and strategies for creating a network of reentry coalitions.
Community Safety Scorecard, City of Los Angeles 2011
The Scorecard examines risk and protective factors at a zip code level across the City of Los Angeles. The dual goal of the Scorecard is: to develop a way to measure public safety inequity among Los Angeles' communities, and to form a tool to track the impact of ongoing violence reduction strategies over time. The Scorecard highlights where the community and the public and private sectors need to concentrate their resources to ensure basic safety to neighborhoods that are most heavily impacted by violence. The Scorecard was developed in collaboration with the Advancement Project.
Public Health Approach to Violence Prevention: The Los Angeles Coalition
Weiss BP: A Public Health Approach to Violence Prevention: the Los Angeles Coalition in Preventing Violence in America pp197-209. Edited by Robert Hampton, Pamela Jenkins, and Thomas P. Gullotta. SAGE Publications, Inc., Thousand Oaks, California. 1996
Violence in the United States
Weiss BP: Violence in the United States in Defining Violence pp. 83-99. Edited by Hannah Bradby. Averbury Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Hants, England, Ashgate Publishing Company, Brookfield, Vermont, USA. 1996
Developing a Violence Prevention Coalition in Los Angeles
Weiss BP, Evans CA: Developing a Violence Prevention Coalition in Los Angeles in Down to Earth Community Perspectives on Health, Development, and the Environment pp35-43. Edited by Bonnie Bradford, Margaret A. Gwyne. Kumarin Press, Connecticut, USA, 1995