Alameda County, California, can be a wonderful place to live. It is an energetic, diverse, creative community. Like many other counties in the state and nation, especially those with large urban, low-income populations, Alameda County faces serious violence problems. Violence is complex, and as such, requires a comprehensive solution. Toward a Lifetime Commitment to Violence Prevention: The Alameda County Blueprint, adopted by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors in July 2005, is a comprehensive violence prevention plan designed to reduce all forms of violence affecting county communities and families.