KTVU aired a story on Nov. 19 that gave the impression that Ceasefire is a crime strategy destined for failure. But that just isn’t true.

Ceasefire Oakland is a community-driven, faith-led effort that OCO introduced to the city. The strategy, when implemented correctly, works as a partnership between the city, police department and community organizations to reduce gun violence in Oakland’s “hot spots.”

Since we restarted Ceasefire in 2012, homicides have dropped by 22 percent.

Here’s the real story about Ceasefire Oakland.