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Your Call: Working to reduce violence in the Bay Area

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"Silence the Violence" mural in Oakland, California

On the January 25th edition of Your Call, we are going to be discussing these programs working to make a difference in the Bay Area to halt gun violence and provide victims of violence with resources to keep them from the revolving cycle of gang violence. 

1 in 20 of those who survived getting shot were likely to die within five years from street violence, according to researchers at UCSF and Highland hospital. 

In the beginning of January Oakland public safety council introduced new gun ordinances placing limits on gun ownership. The council's decisions came hours after President Barack Obama unveiled a batch of measures to strengthen enforcement and control of firearms.

What are the root causes of youth and gun violence? How will the ordinances influence violence in the Bay Area? How can we support victims of gun and gang violence?


Demetria Huntsman, Program Director of Oakland's YouthAlive!'s "Teens-on-target" program.


John Pineda, co-founder and Leadership and Curriculum Specialist from MILPA in Salinas, California.

Web resources:


Youth Alive Site

SF Chronicle: Program seeks to help gun victims break cycle of violence

Univision: La Cultura Cura [video]

The Californian: East Salinas group seeks new rhythm in new year

East Bay Express: Life, death, and PTSD in Oakland