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Our mission is to eliminate persistent poverty by working with partners to transform low-income neighborhoods into vibrant, healthy communities

Violence Prevention

The Council is working with local and national partners to prevent and reduce the level of violence in Oakland, Alameda County and Contra Costa County.


Alameda County Violence Prevention Initiative

The Alameda County Violence Prevention Initiative Work Group--Urban Strategies Council, The Prevention Institute, and Hill & Company Communications, was tasked by Alameda County to develop the phase II work plan for the county's Alameda County Violence Prevention Blueprint.

The Urban Strategies Council as the program manager of the Violence Prevention Initiative works to implement the recommendations in the phase II work plan.

Alameda County Violence Prevention Initiative: Phase II Work Plan outlines a neighborhood based strategy for reducing violence in six Alameda County neighborhoods

Research and Reports

Youth Justice Coalition: "Youth Offender Reentry Blueprint"

Please see Welcome Home L.A., our response to the L.A. County Department of Community and Senior Services “Youth Offender Reentry Blueprint” by clicking here.

Alameda County Violent Crime Fact Sheets

Alameda County Violent Crimes Fact Sheet 2000-2009

Place and Crime

Liquor Stores and Crime

A preliminary report on the relationship between off-sale liquor outlets and crime in Oakland.

Contra Costa County

Violent Crime in Richmond

Urban Strategies Council completed an analysis of Violent Crime in Richmond, California from January 1, 2005 to December 31, 2006 in order to understand the context of violent crime as The City of Richmond is setting up an Office of Violence Prevention.

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