SPOTLIGHT: Gun Violence Prevention Project
Berkeley Law’s Gun Violence Prevention Project (GVPP) supports the work of the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.
This year, GVPP has helped Giffords develop guides, fact-sheets, and other resources to educate individuals and organizations on California’s Gun Violence Restraining Order (GVRO) law. This law is a vital public safety tool that allows family and household members or law enforcement officers to petition a court directly for an order temporarily restricting a person’s access to guns. Unfortunately, public awareness about this law and the ways in which an individual can petition for an order is low. The resources created by GVPP will be used by Giffords’ in their public outreach and education efforts, and will serve as a model to begin outreach in other states that have enacted similar GVRO laws.