About Oakland Unite

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All Oakland Unite’s programs target our highest risk community members and neighborhoods, with a particular focus on interrupting violence now as it is occurring.

Grantee Corner

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Oakland Unite’s violence prevention funding is allocated toward specific best practice strategies that intervene with target populations most at risk for being perpetrators or victims of violence.

Research & Reports

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Oakland’s communities are affected by violence at vastly different levels. Oakland Unite’s resources have been distributed with consideration given to a stressor analysis which has been updated periodically. This most recent 2011 Stressor Report update was compiled for Measure Y by Urban Strategies Council, utilizing 2010 Census data and Fiscal Year 2010-11 school and crime [...]

Our Mission

Oakland Unite is a public safety collaboration of community-based organizations, public agencies, and residents using proven and effective means to create one City, one peace, and one future.  All Oakland Unite’s programs target Oakland’s highest risk community members and neighborhoods, with a particular focus on interrupting violence now as it is occurring. Based in the Department of Human Services, Oakland Unite is funded by tax-payer dollars and has brought in over $7 million in state and federal grants to support the local investment in violence intervention and prevention. Oakland Unite programs have provided intensive interventions to over 4,000 individuals per year and reached over 25,000 people in Oakland through outreach and community events.

Our Program Strategies

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    Youth Services

    This strategy provides funding for trained personnel who outreach and provide services to at-risk youth and young adults both after and in school, including counseling, employment training, academic support, mentoring, and other support to keep kids in school.

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    Family Violence

    This strategy provides funding for three areas of needed services: crisis intervention services for victims of family violence; direct services, counseling and support to CSEC in their transition out of exploitation, and mental health services to young children (0-5 years of age) exposed to violence.

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    Reentry Services

    This strategy provides funding for staff who assist young adults on parole or probation returning to Oakland from incarceration with case management, employment skills and job readiness training and employment placement.

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    Crisis Intervention

    This strategy provides funding for trained personnel who conduct outreach, community organizing, and provide services to the most at risk youth and young adults, who are most likely to be victims and/or perpetrators of violence, and their families. These services are provided in coordination with Oakland Police Department in order to maximize impact.

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