Peace Over Violence, one of CALCASA’s member agencies, “has announced they are to receive a $1 million grant from Blue Shield of California Foundation (BSCF), as part of a national four-year initiative focused on preventing intimate partner violence, Start Strong: Building Healthy Teen Relationships.”

Their “Teens Over Violence” initiative was selected for this grant from among more than 500 applicants nationwide.The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and its California partner Blue Shield of California Foundation (BSCF) are investing $18 million to prevent teen dating violence and abuse. With 11 sites from around the country, the Start Strong: Building Healthy Teen Relationships (BHTR) initiative will enable communities to create and evaluate comprehensive models of prevention of this serious public health issue.

Peace Over Violence is a non-profit organization dedicated to building healthy relationships, families and communities free from sexual, domestic and interpersonal violence.
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