Violence Prevention

The City provides a range of services and programs so that all community members feel safe

Oakland Unite, Funded by Measure Z

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Oakland Unite -- First funded by Measure Y, the Violence Prevention and Public Safety Act of 2004, and again funded by Measure Z in 2015, creates a safe Oakland by dramatically reducing violence among youth and adults. Oakland Unite is a comprehensive and multifaceted effort weaving together social services, nonprofits, police, employment, schools, criminal justice, faith-based agencies and community members at the neighborhood level.

Oakland Unite addresses the complex and multiple risk factors associated with violence: poverty, unemployment, discrimination, substance abuse, educational failure, fragmented families and domestic abuse.