Reimagine Lab was a six-month design lab for 16 fellows passionate about preventing cycles of family and domestic violence to come together to work with other creative individuals from both inside and outside the domestic violence field. These Reimagine Lab fellows came together to envision a California free from domestic violence and to creatively explore what experiments and risks need to be seeded now to allow for this vision of a better future.
This report describes the Reimagine Lab experience and how this process arrived at new approaches to prevent multi-generational cycles of family and domestic violence in California. In January 2018, Blue Shield of California Foundation and Gobee Group kicked off planning for Reimagine Lab. From April to September 2018, fellows participated in Reimagine Lab in various places across California. Traditionally, approaches to addressing domestic violence have focused on crisis intervention and providing services and supports for survivors. While these interventions remain critically important, the Foundation sought to develop and support prevention-based approaches in line with its new strategic direction. Reimagine Lab was part of this exploration process.