What People Are Saying
As community organizer for over two decades, the CPSC has been a truly invaluable partner in helping to transform cities and police departments to not only build trust but to effectively address the epidemic of gun violence that has plagued Black and Brown communities for generations. The level of hands-on engagement, expertise and commitment by their team, puts the lives of our young men first and it is this type of values led partnership that cities need to reduce gun violence now.
As a city council member and as the former Mayor of Stockton, California, I worked very closely with the California Partnership for Safe Communities for many years. CPSC played a critical role in helping the City of Stockton achieve significant reductions in gun violence while also building trust between police, local government and our most impacted communities.
I worked with The California Partnership for Safe Communities (CPSC) for almost a decade. Their work helped the City of Oakland dramatically and sustainably reduce gun violence while also building trust between the police and communities of color impacted by violence. They are the best in the business at what they do
The reduction of violence is one of the most pressing, complex, and challenging issues of our time. It requires genuine collaboration between communities, civil organizations, law enforcement, and local governments. And it requires a fundamental shift in how we traditionally understand and respond to crime and violence. The California Partnership for Safe Communities stands apart because of its rigor, effectiveness, and commitment to evidence.
I’ve worked closely with The California Partnership for Safe Communities (CPSC) for many years in many cities. No organization is better at helping cities undertake the difficult work of designing, implementing and sustaining violence reduction and police-community trust building efforts.