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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-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.

U.S. Attorney speaks to young men at risk of gun violence, stressing the consequences if convicted in the Federal system.

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. Services and/or a path to employment are made available. They are also
informed about their risk of death and prosecution should they or their associates continue to engage
in violence. Employment and participation in services are not required. The only requirement is that the participants and their associates stop engaging in violence.
Pastor Jim Hopkins, Lakeshore Ave. Baptist Church, delivers a message of urgency, caring and hope to participants.

Custom 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.

Custom Notifications (Group and Individual Summary)

YEAR

Group

Individual

TOTAL

2012

0

6

6

2013

0

14

14

2014

0

85

85

2015

48 (3)

167

215

2016

88 (3)

107

195

2017

20 (1)

240

260

Total

156

605

775

Community Night Walks

Community Night Walks, organized by clergy 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 510-639-1440.


Rev. Damita Davis-Howard (L), organizer of Ceasefire/Lifelines Community Night Walks, leads volunteers on weekly walks to promote peace in Oakland’s most challenging neighborhoods.