Office of Violence Prevention

New OVP Logo

The Office of Violence Prevention (OVP) works to significantly reduce violence in the City of Stockton through data-driven, partnership-based violence prevention and reduction programs, and strategies rooted in best practices.


OVP coordinates inter-agency working partnerships with community leaders including:

  • clergy, gang outreach, public and community service providers, and
  • other stakeholders committed to reducing violence.


Community Engagement Coalition Report - July 2017


Community Engagement 2017

For any questions about future meetings, please contact LaTosha Walden

 OVP Group Photo

Peacekeeper Video Series

The Office of Violence Prevention receives lots of questions about Peacekeepers. To highlight the Peacekeepers and the work they do, OVP developed a series of videos to help answer these questions.

Videos will be posted to YouTube, with links available from this page:


OVP Programs

The initial OVP program emphasis is Operation Ceasefire, a partner-based violence reduction strategy that uses respectful, direct communication with highest risk youth and young adults.


Stockton's Ceasefire approach is based upon the nationally recognized, evidence-based "Operation Ceasefire" strategy that has produced multi-year, community-wide reductions in serious violence in cities across the country. 


Operation Peacekeeper mentors youth and young adults with the highest risk of gang involvement, particularly serious gun-related violence and provides positive alternatives for a healthier, non-violent lifestyle. 


OVP Reports

Global Status Report  on Violence Prevention 2014 - 292 pages

Braga Report Stockton- 63 pages

Braga Evaluation of Boston Reentry Initiative - 24 pages


External Links

There are currently no external links.

This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 11/13/2017