Rethinking Violence Prevention in Oakland, CA
Urban Strategies Council is contracted by the City of Oakland to coordinate a citywide community engagement project around violence prevention in Oakland. Findings from qualitative and quantitative research methods will help the newly established City of Oakland’s Department of Violence Prevention (DVP) better address three types of violence: homicides, domestic violence, and commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) in Oakland. Findings of this participatory research will guide:
• What the Department of Violence Prevention should do;
• The search and criteria for the Chief position;
• The City’s Oakland Unite Program’s spending plan on violence prevention.
Findings will be publicly shared in a two-day event: a pre-summit for city andcommunity leaders and a summit for members of the community.