Ceasefire Partners

Oakland's Ceasefire Strategy is collaborative model built upon the combined support of the following partners

Posted: September 20th, 2018 5:53 PM

Last Updated: October 9th, 2023 11:14 AM


FAITH IN ACTION EAST BAY is a federation of congregations, schools, and allied community organizations. Through relationships, research, and action, Faith in Action East Bay leaders live out the call to serve one another and to seek justice.

Logo DVP

DEPARTMENT OF VIOLENCE PREVENTION (DVP) The City of Oakland Department, is dedicated to eliminating violence through a public health and trauma-informed approach. As a funder and direct service provider, DVP 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. DVP’s network agencies support those at the highest risk of being involved in violence through intense service relationships focused on healing, empowerment, and personal transformation.


The National Institute for Criminal Justice Reform (NCJR), a national non-profit organization based in Oakland, provides technical assistance to the Ceasefire strategy, training to Ceasefire service providers, and supports the coordination of the Direct Communication component of the strategy. The NICJR Executive Director has been involved in Oakland Ceasefire since its inception in October 2012.

Imani ceasefire supporters

At Thy Word, First Mt. Sinai, Imani Community Church, Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church, Allen Temple, St. Benedict’s, St. Columba and St. Patrick’s Catholic Churches as well as dozens of other faith leaders from various churches throughout the Bay Area, continuously participate in and support the Ceasefire Strategy.


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.

local orgs and employers

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.