California Must Act to Save Lives

Posted: May 11, 2021

Investing in Violence Prevention




In Capitol Weekly, Youth ALIVE! Policy & Advocacy Manager Gabriel Garcia breaks down why the state of California must increase violence prevention funding in the face of a historic increase in violence across the state. Because the life-saving and cost-saving benefits of violence prevention programs have been documented through both academic research and the direct experience of clients and staff who see the difference this work has in their own lives and in their communities, the need to support these programs has become undeniable. Read his piece here –Historic spike in gun violence demands response from Newsom


Let the Governor know you care about violence prevention!

@GavinNewsom As #Oakland experiences a historic increase in violence, we need an increase in violence prevention funding to meet the moment. Fully fund #CalVIP at $114M. Saving lives should not be a political decision. Click To Tweet