Oakland's Ceasefire Strategy is collaborative model built upon the combined support of the following partners
California Partnership for Safe Communities (CPSC) is a hands-on technical advisor working with Oakland and other communities on data-driven, partnership-based violence reduction efforts. CPSC's work in Oakland focuses on reducing gun violence and reliance on incarceration, improving police-community trust, and sustaining the Ceasefire strategy.
OCO (Oakland Community Organizations) is a federation of congregations, schools, and allied community organizations. Through relationships, research and action, OCO leaders live out the call to serve one another and to seek justice.
Oakland Unite, a division of the Human Services Department, is dedicated to eliminating violence through a public health and trauma-informed approach. As a funder and direct service provider, Oakland Unite coordinates a network of 26 community-based organizations that provide comprehensive, culturally-responsive support services including Intensive Life Coaching, Employment and Education Support, Crisis Response, Violence Interruption/Street Outreach, and Community Engagement. Oakland Unite network agencies support those at highest-risk of being involved in violence through intense service relationships focused on healing, empowerment and personal transformation.
Imani Community Church, Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church, At Thy Word, First Mt. Sinai, New Revelation Community Church, St. Benedict’s Catholic Church as well as faith leadership from various churches throughout the Bay Area.
Oakland Housing Authority, Alameda County Probation, Alameda County District Attorney, California (CA) Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, CA Attorney General, CA Highway Patrol, U.S. Marshal, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Internal Revenue Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and several local law enforcement jurisdictions work as a collaborative, focusing on individuals and groups most likely to be involved in violent crime.
Victims of violence provide personal testimony of how violence changed their lives during direct communication (Call-Ins and custom notifications) with Ceasefire participants. Residents of affected neighborhoods provide a voice and presence from their community through their participation in Ceasefire Steering Committee meetings and during direct communications. Formerly incarcerated individuals speak to young men and their families, advocating for peace. Local organizations and employers such as the Private Industry Council (PIC), Home of Chicken and Waffles, Oakland California Youth Outreach (OCYO), Civicorps, Oakland Rotary and others offer a path to employment.
Our National Partner
(former) Ceasefire Program Director Reygan Cunningham (center) addresses the National Network for Safe Communities at the National Practitioners Conference at John Jay College
Ceasefire Oakland works in collaboration with the National Network for Safe Communities at John Jay College. Our strategy is constantly informed by best practices and the help of The National Network for Safe Communities. This partnership enables Oakland and communities around the United States to adopt and implement strategies that have been proven to reduce violent crime.