Department of Violence Prevention

Department of Violence Prevention DVP provides community-driven support for people at the center of violence in Oakland We reserve the right to remove any posts that are deemed as such.

The Department of Violence Prevention for the City of Oakland, CA (formerly known as Oakland Unite) applies a public health approach to violence prevention focused on community-led intervention strategies to realize sustained safety and stability of the families and communities most-impacted by violence. Administered by the City's Department of Human Services (DHS) and funded by local, state and f

ederal dollars, efforts build on positive assets and resilience in individuals, families and communities. Description

This page is a project of the City of Oakland, Department of Violence Prevention. It is designed as a place where people who live or work in Oakland can connect and learn about the work being done around violence prevention and intervention. Please observe our community guidelines:
Do not post abusive, obscene, threatening, harassing, incendiary, defamatory, libelous, offensive, or sexually explicit material. This is not a place for selling or buying products or services or to post any material you know to be confidential or otherwise in breach of the law. Please do not post material that infringes copyright. This page is administered by the City of Oakland, Oakland Unite. 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 4340, Oakland, CA 94612. To reach us by phone, you may leave a message here: 510-238-3718. To report a problem or for general City business, please contact the Oakland Assistance Center, 510-444-CITY or send an email to [email protected]. You will also find helpful information and links at


Over the last week City of Oakland crews have responded to more than 400 calls for downed trees and tree limbs, and we're not slowing down. The National Weather Service has a wind advisory in effect today, and Oakland's infrastructure and emergency response departments are staffed up and prepared for wind and storm impacts. Please continue to use caution when traveling. Report any emergency storm impacts, such as downed trees, flooding, or depowered traffic signals, by immediately dialing 311 or 510-615-5566.

For storm safety tips, including how you can prevent or mitigate flooding in your neighborhood by adopting a drain and picking up free sandbags from City locations, go to


Please avoid traveling on Skyline Boulevard between Joaquin Miller Rd and Castle Drive until further notice -- there are multiple tree impacts our crews are responding to, and we are closing down the roadway to complete this work safely. Please continue to use caution while traveling citywide and report any downed trees by dialing 311 or 510-615-5566.


This women’s history month, we lift up the brilliance happening right here in our backyard, and celebrate their contributions to our community, in Oakland and beyond. This post does not begin to cover all of the women making an impact here in Oakland, but we encourage you to learn more & support these women-led organizations/businesses, and tag more in the comments! Here’s to strong women making the choice to change the world ✨Black Cultural Zone ESO Ventures East Oakland Youth Development Center Goalsetter Ella Baker CenterRising Sun Center for Opportunity The East Oakland Collective Oaklandia Cafe


For Immediate Release
March 16, 2023

Residential Burglars Disguised as Delivery Drivers

The Oakland Police Department (OPD) has seen an uptick in residential burglaries where the individuals involved are disguised as Amazon workers.

In several of the cases, individuals wearing Amazon delivery driver vests approach a residence and ring the doorbell to determine if the residence is occupied or not. The individuals then force entry into the residence, take several items, then flee the area in a vehicle.

OPD is actively investigating each of these burglaries. If you are a victim or have information regarding any of these incidents, please call 510-238-3951.

To reduce the risk of our community members from becoming a victim of crime, OPD hopes you consider the following safety tips and recommendations:

• Make your home look occupied, and make it difficult to break in.

• Lock all outside doors and windows before you leave.

• Leave lights on when you go out or connect some lamps to automatic timers during the evening.

• Do not allow deliveries, mail, newspapers, or flyers to build up while you are away. Arrange with the Post Office to hold your mail or arrange for a friend or neighbor to take them regularly.

• If you can, invest in a doorbell camera with a two-way talk feature.

• Call the OPD non-emergency number at (510)777-3333, to report suspicious persons.


OPD Commanders have begun deploying additional officers to areas of the city that have experienced an increase in residential burglaries.

Working together, we can reduce violence in Oakland.


Reminder: SUNDAY MARCH 19th is the Oakland Running Festival, which includes the Oakland Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K and 5K Run/Walk.

All races will start and finish at Snow Park by Harrison St and 19th St and will loop around large sections Downtown, West Oakland, Lake Merritt, as well as other neighborhoods.

Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead and either time their travel to avoid street closures or use alternative routes. All highway and interstate routes will remain open throughout the marathon.

Be advised that motorists that park on the streets listed below will have difficulty moving their vehicles until after runners have passed and the street has been reopened by the Oakland Police.

For further questions or concerns please contact [email protected] or call 408-529-9879.


How do you heal the community if you don’t tackle the root causes?

Community Violence Prevention strategies aim to lift up the wisdom of people closest to the violence and deepen their skills to promote healing through community-led outreach activities and events. Getting out there, meeting people where they are -- having the conversations and creating solutions.

Visit BOSS Bay Area Neighborhood Impact Hubs -- discover more of our commitment to interrupting cycles of violence --


City crews and contractors are responding to 32 reports of trees and tree limbs that have fallen during today's stormy winds. A downed tree or limb is considered an infrastructure emergency, as are issues like flooding or depowered traffic signals. Please continue to report any infrastructure emergencies you observe by immediately calling OAK311 (dial 311 or 510-615-5566). Please remember to treat depowered traffic signals as four-way stop sign intersections. Thank you, and stay safe and dry tonight!


BOSS' Women and Children's Reentry Campus wins MLK Jr. Award for recognizing their commitment to justice-involved women and their children.


Mini Career Fair - big possibilities!
Tuesday, March 14, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
1801 Adeline St, Oakland, CA 94607
West Oakland Public Library, Multi-purpose Room 1st Floor)

Job seekers, register here:


The 2023 National Women's History Theme, "Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories," recognizes the crucial role that women have played in all forms of media and storytelling. At Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS), we are proud to join in this celebration by honoring all women with a s...


Highway 580 closed at 35th. Be careful out there .


Vendors say the West Oakland Farmers Market represents new opportunities for a long-neglected neighborhood.

To all of the amazing women in the movement to make the world a kinder, safer, more healed space, we acknowledge your st...

To all of the amazing women in the movement to make the world a kinder, safer, more healed space, we acknowledge your strength & applaud your work.

Thank you.

Posted  •  Hey  , did you know City Council and Commission meetings are back in-person? Join us THIS THURSDAY, at 5:30pm...

Posted • Hey , did you know City Council and Commission meetings are back in-person? Join us THIS THURSDAY, at 5:30pm in City Hall’s Council Chambers for the first in-person Police Commission meeting in 3 years! On the agenda are presentations from the:

🕵🏽‍♀️ Office of the Inspector General ()

🚔 Oakland Police Department ()

☮️ Department of Violence Prevention ()
Community members can still view and listen in on the meeting via Zoom! For the full agenda and more information about the Police Commission, visit

Unfortunately, this didn’t post yesterday, due to technical difficulties. Yet, it stands to promote authentic allyship &...

Unfortunately, this didn’t post yesterday, due to technical difficulties.

Yet, it stands to promote authentic allyship & to celebrate

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City of Oakland - Local Government


The National Weather Service is forecasting rainy, cold weather for the next several days in Oakland, including a frost warning for Thursday evening into Friday morning. Please use caution when traveling on slick roads.

The City of Oakland’s OAK311 phone system is currently experiencing a temporary system outage. As a result, please report infrastructure emergencies to the Oakland Fire Department Dispatch non-emergency line at (510) 444-3322 until further notice. This includes downed trees or tree limbs, flooding or sewer overflows, and street signal outages. You can also report non-emergency issues online at


This Saturday, join the San Antonio Neighborhood Coalition’s meeting with Mayor Sheng Thao () to discuss three important community issues:
---> Building a Public Library & Community center
---> Eradicating sex-trafficking from the neighborhood
---> Housing the unhousedI hope to see you there.

Please RSVP to ensure enough food for all who come -

The San Antonio Neighborhood Coalition is multi-racial, multilingual coalition of residents, merchants, renters, homeowners, families, schools, and faith and community organizations working together to improve the health and safety of our neighborhood. Founding members include EBAYC, Trybe, San Antonio Family Resource Center Parent Action Research Team, Friends of San Antonio Park, Garfield Elementary School, Community School for Creative Education, S.H.A.D.E., Faith in Action East Bay, and St. Anthony’s Mary Help of Christians Parish.


Join our 2023 Parks, Recreation & Youth Development - Summer Part-Time Employment Opportunities!!!

With an emphasis on Oakland's youth, Oakland Parks, Recreation & Youth Development and its partners will provide best in class, relevant and equitable programs and services, while meeting the specific needs of people and communities both at the neighborhood level and regionally throughout the City of Oakland. We achieve this mission through intentional engagement and by removing the barriers that prohibit equitable opportunities for all. We're looking for active, passionate, fun-loving and responsible individuals to join our winning team! Bilingual skills in Spanish, Cantonese, and Mandarin are highly desirable for certain positions.

To apply, please go to the "Job Opportunities" and click on the job title you are interested in. Then click on the "Apply" button on the right top corner.


The Black Liberation Walking Tour proudly celebrates Black History Month!


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Oakland, CA

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Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm


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