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    Implementation of Oakland Ceasefire began to pay off in 2013 with a 20 percent decline in homicide, the single largest in 40 years.

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In recent years, Oakland has mounted a faithful and effective implementation of Operation Ceasefire, a response to unacceptable violence rates in the city and a troubled relationship between the community and police. In 2013, the strategy began to pay off. Oakland saw a 20 percent decline in homicide, the single largest in 40 years.



News & Updates

How San Bernardino is learning from Oakland, Stockton to decrease deadly violence

March 2017  |  San Bernadino Sun  

On March 6, the San Bernadino City Council unanimously approved an agreement with California Partnerships to implement Ceasefire, the violence reduction intiative that has significantly reduced homicides in Oakland and Stockton. 

Tags: Oakland Stockton Group Violence Intervention

Guns Down. Don’t Shoot.

September 2014  |  Modern Luxury  

At a call-in meeting in Oakland, the police profess love and respect for the group members and now homicides are now on the decline. Could the two be connected? 

Tags: Oakland Group Violence Intervention

Oakland’s Operation Ceasefire a last chance to exit street life

March 2014  |  San Francisco Gate  

SF Gate interviews two men who have made major life changes after receiving help from service partners of Oakland Ceasefire.

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Ceasefire Redux: Oakland relaunches crime plan, this time with broad coalition

October 2013  |  OakTalk  

Pico’s Lifeline to Healing project aims to reduce gun violence in high-risk communities through a coalition of community groups, local clergy and government agencies at all levels.  Lifelines first brought together local church leaders—including Pastor McBride and Rev. Billy Dixon, Jr—to head Friday Night Walks, during which marchers listen to the concerns of, and show solidarity with, residents in East Oakland’s more violent neighborhoods.

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Professor Says Fatal Shooting Not Random, Linked to Violent Social Networks

May 2013  |  San Jose Mercury News  

Sociologist Andrew Papachristos used statistical analysis to show that fatal shootings, a major part of Oakland's crime problem, are for the most part not random but an outgrowth of social relationships among men who practice risky criminal behavior.

Tags: Oakland Social Network Analysis

Operation Ceasefire night walk in East Oakland

May 2013  |  Mercury News  

Community members participate in a Operation Ceasefire night walk in East Oakland in an effort to reduce violence. 

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Operation Ceasefire: Oakland Gets Serious About Gun Violence

January 2013  |  KGO 810 News Radio  

KGO's Beth Houston takes a look at the operations and motivations of Oakland's Operation Ceasefire anti-violence program.


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Oakland Project Ceasefire Update

December 2012  |  OakTalk  

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