Adult Life Coaching is centered on transformative relationships between people involved in gun violence and trained peer professionals with similar life experiences. Life coaches provide advocacy, systems navigation, family engagement, connection to resources (such as housing and mental health), and socio-emotional skill development.
- Abode Services
- Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice
- Community & Youth Outreach
- The Mentoring Center
- Roots Community Health Center
Adult Employment and Education that meets the immediate needs and enhances participants’ long-term job prospects through the development of skills and education.
- Youth Employment Partnership
- Center for Employment Opportunities
- Oakland Private Industry Council, Inc.
Family Support, Hospital Response, and Relocation starts with community-based responders that connect with individuals and families at the hospital or in their homes and walk with them as they navigate crisis. Families and individuals will be connected to immediate resources and long-term mental healthcare and healing support.
Youth Diversion programming that uses restorative justice practices with youth who have been arrested, but not sentenced, with the goal of having charges dropped, or that provides Oakland Police Department officers with an alternative option for youth facing arrest.
- Community Works West, Inc.
- OUSD Juvenile Justice Center Strategy
- National Institute for Criminal Justice Reform
Youth Education and Career Exploration services that improve young people’s education outcomes and career readiness. Program offers a range of work opportunities afterschool and in the summer.
Youth Life Coaching services for youth transitioning from the Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center. Services include rapid school placement support, health care services, and referrals to community-based life coaching.
Violence Interruption is designed to interrupt conflicts between groups and individuals, with a focus on reducing retaliatory violence whenever possible. Interrupters rely on their community credibility and knowledge of Oakland street violence to form relationships that allow them to intervene in volatile situations.