The Violence Prevention Awareness Series raises community awareness and provides education and trainings on the City's violence prevention efforts, in partnership with CHOICE-funded organizations throughout the year. 
The Partnership also supports community and civic engagement events through sponsorship's and mini-grants to support the underserved areas of Santa Rosa.

Upcoming VPAS Events

Registration is now open through Friday, January 22 at 5pm for the Santa Rosa Violence Prevention Partnership’s Tipping the Scale: Deconstructing Race and Racism with Dr. Sharon Washington!
As part of the City of Santa Rosa’s annual Violence Prevention Awareness Series, this three-hour free virtual seminar on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 9am will explore the historical and social context of institutional racism, unconscious bias & racial microaggressions, as well as the development of social awareness and mindfulness for participants.
Limited seats are available - register here for this FREE event:
Dr. Washington will ask attendees to fill out this document during her presentation
Social Identity Profile - PDF 
Social Identity Profile- WORD

For questions, please email

Upcoming Community Events

  • Community Action Partnership; Padres Unidos, every third Wednesday from Oct 2020 through Jan 2021 6:00 pm, $30 for one parent and $50 for a couple (this includes all sessions)
  • Sonoma State University; Human Trafficking and Stalking Awareness Month Speaker Series; Jan 26th 6:00 pm, Jan 27th 6:00 pm, Jan 29th 6:00 pm
  • Child Parent Institute; Free OVEE Watch Party with Sasha Neulinger's film "Rewind"; Jan 29th 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • First 5 Sonoma County; Workshops for Early Childhood Spanish Language Providers; 9:00 am - 12:00 pm on Feb 13th, Feb 27th, March 13th, March 27th, April 10th, April 24th
    • Online Flyer
    • To Register for first 3 workshops, click here
    • To Register for last 3 workshops, click here
    • For more information, call (707) 522-2021
  • First 5 Sonoma County; Triple P-Positive Parent Parenting Program Training; Feb 23rd and 24th, with pre-accreditation workshop on April 6th and accreditation workshop on April 13th ad April 14th 
  • Sonoma County Department of Health Services; Marijuana Prevention Series; Marijuana 101; Feb 24th 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm, Marijuana: What Teens Really Want to Know; March 10th and April 21st 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm; Marijuana & Mental Health; April 14th 8:30 am - 10:30 am; Marijuana & Your School Community; April 14th 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm; Marijuana & Your Teen; Dec 15th and Jan 28th 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm and May 12th 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Latino Service Providers; Paid Internship Opportunity for the 2021-2022 Youth Promotor Interns. Last day to apply is April 2nd, 2021.