In an effort to improve health outcomes for children, youth, and families, the City of Salinas joined together with the Violent Injury Prevention Coalition (VIPC) and their foundation, Partners for Peace, to launch a community collaborative planning process. The resulting framework, Cultivating Peace in Salinas, focuses primarily on reducing youth violence but also addresses overall community well being. Violence is a primary concern for many Salinas residents and they are committed to reducing its effect on their community. The intent of the framework is to provide a snapshot of community assets and needs and uses The Spectrum of Prevention as a tool.

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