Peace and Healing Center Program: Final Evaluation Report

The City of Los Angeles’ Peace and Healing Centers (PHC) is a pilot program operated by the Civil + Human Rights and Equity Department (LA Civil Rights). Established in December 2020 as part of the Los Angeles Reforms for Equity and Public Acknowledgement of Institutional Racism (L.A. REPAIR) Innovation Fund, the PHC pilot program allocated $2 million to support eight community-based organizations (CBOs). These organizations were tasked with implementing culturally-informed programming aimed at addressing the enduring social, economic, and environmental harms exacerbated by institutional and structural racism.

Harder+Company Community Research was contracted to serve as the learning and evaluation partner for the PHC pilot program. The evaluation allowed the LA Civil Rights team and PHC operators to better LA Civil Rights PHC Pilot Evaluation Final Report Background understand how the PHC activities were operationalized, to elevate the narrative how, and to what extent, communities in REPAIR Zones were being served, and to capture the impact of those services.