Lifelines to Healing
OCO studied national best practices and tactics that work to actively prevent homicide and gun violence
- coordinate the resources in the city that can be used for violence prevention,
- focus those resources on people who are most at risk for gun violence,
- connect through outreach intervention those most likely to be involved in gun violence with conflict mediation, economic opportunity and meaningful alternatives.
OCO leaders held 7 actions with over 5,000 people, pushing the City of Oakland and Alameda County to invest in "Cease Fire" call-in meetings, street outreach workers and case management teams throughout the city. We are not pursuing public and private sector partnerships to eliminate barriers and commit to jobs for the hard to employ.