The Office of Violence Prevention (OVP) works to significantly reduce gang/group gun violence within the city of Stockton, using data-driven partnership programs and strategies.
Our outreach workers "Peacekeepers" work with individuals at the highest risk of becoming victims and/or perpetrators of serious gun-related violence and provide positive alternatives for a healthier, non-violent lifestyle.
Our outreach workers collaborate with government, community-based, and faith-based organizations to reduce group and gun violence in Stockton, reach out to high-risk individuals, and provide resources for them to avoid a gang/group lifestyle and become productive members of society. Outreach Workers (Peacekeepers) are street-wise men and women trained in:
They work with those at the highest risk for being perpetrators and/or victims of gun violence. Outreach Workers also respond to areas where violent crimes have occurred to talk with the friends and families of victims to prevent retaliation.
OVP coordinates inter-agency working partnerships with community leaders including:
This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 7/9/2021