We are pleased to share that Brian Malte, Executive Director of the Hope and Heal Fund, and Judy Belk, President & CEO of The California Wellness Foundation co-authored an op-ed, To reduce gun violence, start at the local level, which is featured in CalMatters.
 Instead of asking what legislators can do to reform gun laws, we should be engaging residents in the most affected communities about what they need to stop everyday violence.
In today’s op-ed, Brian and Judy outline a framework for gun violence prevention, noting that gun and gang violence are chronic problems, not episodic ones. Further adding that we must stop using a crisis situation to develop long-term strategies for gun violence prevention.

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