Make Oakland Better Now! was an early proponent of Ceasefire, the program that significantly reduced the number of Oakland homicides from a high of 126 homicides in 2012 to a…
Answering your questions about Ceasefire: the California Partnership for Safe Communities looks at communities facing the highest risk of gun violence in Oakland.
Operation Ceasefire Summit: Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent answers some questions on Ceasefire, gun violence, and city safety.
Watch the full video from our first Operation Ceasefire Summit with OPD's Sean Whent, Ceasefire Manager Reygan Harmon, and more talking about reducing gun violence, community policing, and safety in Oakland.
Mayor Libby Schaaf issued new guidelines for Ceasefire back in October, putting a focus on outcomes, accountability, and leadership.
Join Make Oakland Better Now! for our first Operation Ceasefire Summit on Saturday, January 9th at 2:00pm. Members of Oakland's Ceasefire team will examine crime fighting strategies and new community policing efforts that are reducing gun violence.
Members of the MOBN! board recently met with Oakland’s Project Ceasefire team for a progress update. While the project is moving slowly, it is moving in the right direction. We are pleased with the team’s care, thought and implementation, with one reservation: the project still needs a full-time manager to devote his or her full attention to this important project. Team members also see this need. At the City Council Public Safety Committee meeting on Tuesday, December 11 at 5:30, they will be asking for an allocation of Measure Y reserve funds for a full-time manager. MOBN! will be attending the meeting to urge that the committee recommend, and Council ultimately approve, the dedicated management everyone in the Cease Fire process agrees is essential. We’ve also expressed our views in this letter to the Committee.
MOBN! members know that we and other community groups have been advocating for an effective Ceasefire program for a number of years now. The evidence from across the country is that when implemented carefully and properly, Cease Fire is one of the few strategies proven to reduce homicides in violent cities. Point 4 of the MOBN! Public Safety Plan provides:
The City must fully implement long-term Cease Fire programs for gun violence reduction and open-air drug market elimination, based on the Cincinnati /Boston model. The City must regularly report to the citizens on the extent to which these programs are reducing gun violence and eliminating open-air drug markets.