DVP Town Hall: Determined To Thrive



The Department of Violence Prevention is hosting a community town hall on creating a safer, healthier Oakland. This convening will support the Department of Violence Prevention, partner agencies, and community stakeholders engage in the conversations and co-learning necessary to deepen our collective knowledge, strengthen our partnerships, and fortify our commitment to community healing, safety, and justice.

The goals of the Town Hall are to:

  • Outline the DVP’s priorities and values around community safety
  • Raise awareness about best practices in violence prevention and community safety
  • Build shared understanding about the critical work community-based organizations are engaging
  • Strengthen partnerships and inspire creative cross-sector collaboration
  • Fortify commitment to centering the strengths and needs of our most marginalized in our city-wide public safety, healing, and justice strategies

Speakers and Panelists include:

  • Guillermo Cespedes, DVP Chief
  • Sarai Crain, DVP Deputy Chief
  • Kentrell Killens, DVP Direct Service Coordinator
  • Mike Muscadine, Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice
  • Briana Manning, Urban Peace Movement
  • Carlos Jackson, Youth Alive
  • Chantal Hildebrand, Alliance for Girls

Register today and spread the word!

*The meeting will be recorded to support broader community access.

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Accessibility and Interpretation Requests

Contact us to request disability-related accommodations, American Sign Language (ASL), Mandarin, Spanish or another language interpreter at least five (5) business days before the event.

All meetings held in-person are wheelchair accessible. Please refrain from wearing scented products as a courtesy to attendees with chemical sensitivities.