FY22 State / Federal Grants & Philanthropic Funding
The Department of Violence Prevention (DVP)has been selected to receive innovative state, federal, and philanthropic funding, in the form of grants, for the implementation of services. Find the list from our partners here.
Date Posted: February 15th, 2022 @ 10:55 AM
Last Updated: November 17th, 2022 @ 10:19 AM
The Gilead Foundation through the Oakland Fund for Public Innovation (OFPI)
Grant Period: July 2022-June 2025
Grant Amount: $1,800,000
Prevention and Intervention Family Systems Approach
The prevention and intervention family systems approach to violence prevention focuses on strengthening the abilities of families to protect their members from engaging in or being victims of group violence. This approach is guided by the premise that relational dynamics that generate violence can be redirected through a structured approach that is adopted by the family through commitment and practice. For this grant, the DVP will contextualize, adapt, and implement the prevention and intervention family systems approach in Oakland by engaging four cohorts of 20 high-risk families (80 families total) from OUSD in six (6) months of coaching and educational sessions.
Media Awareness Campaign
This grant funds a violence prevention expert to develop and design messages and materials for a violence prevention and intervention awareness media campaign that will be implemented at the seven high school sites and during Town Nights events held during Summer 2023 and Summer 2024. Campaign messaging will focus on the following: (1) emotional, cognitive, and physical effects of violence on victims; (2) signs of victimization; (3) available prevention and intervention resources in Oakland; (4) non-violent responses to violence; and (5) cultural misconceptions and unhealthy behaviors related to violence. Students from each school site will receive stipends to provide feedback on developed materials and to publicize the materials once they are created. Fifteen family members from each school site will also be engaged for this purpose to ensure the appropriateness of messaging for adult audiences.
Town Nights Enhancement
This grant funds a full-time Program Planner to coordinate the planning and implementation of Town Nights events on Friday evenings during Summer 2023 and Summer 2024.
The Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC)’s California Violence Intervention and Prevention (CalVIP)
Grant Period: July 2022-December 2025
Grant Amount: $6,000,000
Prevention and Intervention Family Systems Approach (PIFSM)
The prevention and intervention family systems approach to violence prevention focuses on strengthening the abilities of families to protect their members from engaging in or being victims of group violence. The approach is guided by the premise that relational dynamics that generate violence can be redirected through a structured approach that is adopted by the family through commitment and practice. For this grant, the DVP will contextualize, adapt, and implement the prevention and intervention family systems approach in Oakland by engaging four cohorts of 48 high-risk families (192 families total) in 6 months of coaching and educational sessions.
Community Engagement Teams
Twenty-four community engagement team (CET) members will be hired to perform street outreach with individuals who affiliate with groups and networks to proactively mediate potential conflicts, deliver cognitive behavioral skills training, and connect individuals to needed services. CET members will be divided into three teams of eight, and each team will focus on one of the target populations. CET members will rotate on conducting daily visits to group hot-spots or residences to connect with group members and affiliates.
Cognitive Behavioral Theory Curriculum (REWIRE)
Family coaches and CET members will be trained in the REWIRE cognitive behavioral theory (CBT) curriculum and will deliver the curriculum to individuals and family members to change unhealthy thinking patterns that contribute to perpetration of gun violence. Family coaches will convey REWIRE concepts to individuals and families during implementation of the PIFSM, and CET members will deliver concepts during interactions in community with members of the target population. Additionally, DVP Staff will deliver the REWIRE curriculum in a group setting for one hour per week for 10 weeks during each family systems cohort.
Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED)
CPTED is an approach to crime prevention that focuses on the design and management of built and natural environments. Many research studies, including several randomized controlled trials in Philadelphia, have demonstrated the impact of blight remediation on reducing violent crime. Increasing lighting in crime hot spots can also have a significant deterrence effect. To further reduce gun violence in Oakland, CET members will engage community members in identifying environmental contributors to violence that are specific to their respective groups. The CalVIP program planner will then work with staff from other city departments, including the Neighborhood Services Division, the Department of Public Works, and the Department of Transportation, to implement interventions that remove environmental contributors to violence or mitigate their impact.
The Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Byrne Discretionary Grants Program
Grant Period: October 2022 – September 2024
Grant Amount: $200,000
This grant funds a Program Analyst I to support the department’s violence incident crisis response activities. Specifically, this includes managing contracts with eight community-based organizations (CBOs) that are funded through the DVP to hire and supervise violence interrupters and hospital-based responders as well as providing administrative support to violence interrupters and crime scene response advocates who participate in the DVP’s triangle incident response (TIR) to shootings and homicides.