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Oakland Ceasefire

Award Information

Awardee
Award #
2010-PB-FX-K011
Location
Awardee County
Alameda
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2010
Total funding (to date)
$2,897,757

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $2,216,582)

Oakland Ceasefire will: (1) conduct expanded street outreach; (2) increase the coordination, enforcement and service provision among the systems juvenile justice, school, police, social services that touch high risk youth; (3) call-in violent offenders to offer services to turn their lives around and communicate severe sanctions for not doing so; (4) respond quickly and compassionately to shootings/killings in order to prevent retaliations, and (5) initiate public education campaign and expand clergy/community engagement and training efforts. By building on best practices, Oakland Ceasefire will reduce youth shootings and homicides by 20 percent and juvenile recidivism by 25 percent in target areas by connecting with 9,000 high-risk young people, of whom the 1,250 will receive intensive services, and training 350 community and faith leaders.

CA / NCF

OJJDP's State and Community Development Invited Awards program was established to provide grants and cooperative agreements to organizations that OJJDP has selected for funds in prior years. This program has been authorized by an Act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice.

The City of Oakland has developed an innovative and comprehensive strategy - Oakland Ceasefire -to address gun violence in those neighborhoods most affected by violence, building upon best practices and increasing collaborations and coordination among law enforcement, social services, and community members. Oakland Ceasefire incorporates the street outreach and community engagement aspects of the Chicago Cure Violence model with the Call-in and case management/service provision aspects of the Kennedy Ceasefire model. The City's Human Services Department will use FY14 State and Community Development Invited funds to continue to lead this effort, in partnership with the Oakland Police Department, and community based organizations. A primary focus of enhancing Oakland Ceasefire will be to incorporate trauma informed practices and protocols into current systems, including identifying and assessing trauma, and increasing services. NCA/NCF

OJJDP's State and Community Development (Invited) Awards program was established to provide grants and cooperative agreements to organizations that OJJDP has selected for funds in prior years. Through the Community-Based Violence Prevention Program (CBVP), OJJDP funds organizations working to reduce youth gun and gang violence through evidence-based models. These programs have been authorized by an Act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice.

The City of Oakland has developed an innovative and comprehensive strategy – Oakland Ceasefire – to address gun violence in those neighborhoods most affected by violence, building upon best practices and increasing collaborations and coordination among law enforcement, social services, and community members. Oakland Ceasefire incorporates the street outreach and community engagement aspects of the Chicago Cure Violence model with the call-in and case management/service provision aspects of the Kennedy Ceasefire model. The City’s Human Services Department (HSD) will continue to be the lead in this effort, in partnership with the Oakland Police Department, and community-based leaders and organizations. HSD will use this supplemental award to sustain and expand community/faith engagement in Oakland Ceasefire through intentional efforts to build deeper relationships between faith/community partners and Street Outreach Workers, Case Managers, and young men identified through the project (participants). These efforts will include involving faith partners in Street Outreach trainings, in case conferencing, and in community events that involve participants. Progress towards these goals would be measured by the number of community/faith partners involved in the activities, as well as partner feedback on engagement. Funds will also be used to enable Oakland’s participation in national CBVP technical assistance opportunities including the fall 2015 convening.

CA/NCF

Date Created: August 23, 2010