Office of Violence Prevention

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:

  • clergy, gang outreach, public and community service providers, and
  • other stakeholders committed to reducing violence.


Community Engagement 2017

OVP will host the next Community Engagement Coalition forum:

  • Thursday, July 20, 2017, from 9-11 a.m.
  • Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium

For any questions, please contact Denise Manning.  


OVP Programs

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)

Braga Evaluation of Boston Reentry Initiative (24 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 --- 5/31/2017