The Office of Violence Prevention (OVP) works to significantly reduce violence in the City of Stockton through data-driven, partnership-based violence prevention and reduction programs, and strategies rooted in best practices.
OVP coordinates inter-agency working partnerships with community leaders including:
The OVP will host bi-monthly Community Engagement Coalition forums at the Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium from 9-11 a.m on the following dates:
If you have any questions, please contact: Community Engagement Coordinator, Denise Manning at (209) 937-7198.
The initial OVP program emphasis is Operation Ceasefire, a partner-based violence reduction strategy that uses respectful, direct communication with highest risk youth and young adults.
Stockton's Ceasefire approach is based upon the nationally-recognized, evidence-based "Operation Ceasefire" strategy that has produced multi-year, community-wide reductions in serious violence in cities across the country.
Global Status Report on Violence Prevention 2014 (292 pages)
Braga Report Stockton (63 pages)
Operation Peacekeeper mentors youth and young adults with the highest risk of gang involvement, particularly serious gun-related violence, and provides positive alternatives for a healthier, non-violent lifestyle.
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This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 11/30/2016