Shared Goals, Shared Progress
Anthony Ruiz, Friends Outside, Stockton, Calif.

“When you have the right people in place, and when everyone is coming from a desire for the same outcome, that’s when we have the chance to reduce violence and change lives.”
Leading in The Face of Limited Resources
Police Chief Eric Jones, Stockton, Calif.

“Even with deeply limited resources you can make your city safer and build trust with a community while doing better by young men at high risk. It takes the right people and planning.”
Shared Solutions, Stronger Oakland
Reygan Harmon, Ceasefire Program Director, Oakland, Calif.

“I fundamentally believe that everybody has something to offer. It is because of relationships that connections can be made and positive change can happen.”

Welcome to the California Partnership for Safe Communities’ new website. We’re still under construction so stay tuned for changes and thank you for your patience as we get the site running.


We work with cities that seek to reduce violence while strengthening community-police relations and alleviating over-incarceration.


We provide intensive support to cities as they move quickly to reduce violence and help them engineer the institutional and systemic changes needed to sustain such reductions.


We partner with researchers to show that less incarceration, strong community-police relationships, and opportunities for young people at highest risk of violence are essential to effectively reduce violence.

  • “In all my years of doing this work, I have never seen this level of analysis before. California Partnership for Safe Communities takes the data and then go several layers deep to help guide the strategy.”

    Oakland, Calif.
  • “I don’t think we could have done this work without their intervention and guidance.”

    Stockton, Calif.