2016-2019 Oakland Unite Agency Report

2016-2019 Oakland Unite Agency Report

Published: Apr 30, 2020
Publisher: Oakland, CA: Mathematica
Associated Project

Mobilizing Communities to Prevent Violence: Evaluation of Oakland Unite

Time frame: 2016-2020

Prepared for:

City of Oakland


Esa Eslami

Natalie Larkin

Charles Tilley

Oakland Unite is a public safety collaboration of community-based organizations, public agencies, and city residents that aims to reduce violence in Oakland, California. Administered by the City of Oakland’s Human Services Department, Oakland Unite provides direct services and funding to community-based organizations to serve people and families at the center of violence. Oakland Unite was initially funded though the Violence Prevention and Public Safety Act of 2004, also known as Measure Y, which raised funds for community-based violence prevention programs and policing and fire safety personnel through a parcel tax on Oakland property and a parking tax assessment. In 2014, city residents voted to extend the levies through Measure Z, the Public Safety and Services Violence Prevention Act (Safety and Services Act). Under Measure Z, the city funds an independent evaluation of Oakland Unite to inform both the direction of grant making in the future and the field more broadly. This report constitutes the 2020 agency-level report, providing detailed profiles for each Oakland Unite agency and strategy. The profiles presented in the main body of this report summarize participant and service information for the agencies and strategies funded by Oakland Unite from January 1, 2016 to June 30, 2019.

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