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Ceasefire Communications

Our focus is determined using data and real-time intelligence from weekly crime meetings. This allows us to communicate directly with gangs/groups and their associates that are engaged in violence. This direct communication includes Call-Ins and Custom Notifications.

Call-In

Group meeting at a Ceasefire event


Call-Ins are meetings involving up to 20 participants on active probation/parole. These meetings reflect the full Ceasefire partnership — community leaders and members impacted by violence; outreach and support services; and law enforcement.


At Call-In meetings, individuals meet with affected community members and multiple law enforcement agencies.

Pastor Jim Hopkins, Lakeshore Ave. Baptist Church, delivers a message of urgency, caring and hope to participants.
Pastor Jim Hopkins, Lakeshore Ave. Baptist Church, delivers a message of urgency, caring and hope to participants.

Call-In participants are given a message of caring and the power of choice. They are provided with information to help them make informed decisions about their behavior. Life Coaching and other services including but not limited to a path to employment are made available. They are also informed about the risks of their lifestyles including harm to themselves and loved ones and prosecution should they or their associates continue to engage in violence. Life Coaching and participation in services are not required. The only requirement is that the participants and their associates stop engaging in violence.

Notifications

Custom Notifications are generally one-on-one meetings with an at-risk individual, law enforcement, and a community member. They carry a message of caring, change, and choice. If specific attempts to alter the behavior of individuals fail, then focused, intelligence-based law enforcement is utilized.

Ceasefire call ins chart data 2012-2022
Ceasefire call ins chart data 2012-2022
Ceasefire individual communication
Ceasefire individual communication

Night Walks

Ceasefire members holding signs

Community Night Walks, organized by Faith in Action Eastbay and community leaders, are held weekly in Oakland’s most challenging neighborhoods. The purpose of the walks is to reach out and engage neighborhood residents directly. Learn more about the Night Walks or call 510-382-1687.​

Posted: August 31st, 2018 3:44 PM

Last Updated: October 20th, 2023 12:18 PM

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