The Oxnard ALLIANCE for Community Strength

 

Who We Are

The Oxnard ALLIANCE for Community Strength is a collaborative led by the City of Oxnard and the County of Ventura to reduce youth violence in Oxnard.  It is co-chaired by Mayor Dr. Thomas Holden and Supervisor Kathy Long.

The ALLIANCE strives to reflect the voice of the community, and aims to include representatives from all sectors of the community within its membership. The structure of the ALLIANCE includes a policy team and a technical team. The policy team oversees the overall mission and direction of the ALLIANCE. The technical team oversees the implementation of the policies and strategies of the ALLIANCE. Membership of the ALLIANCE is open to all agencies, organizations and individuals involved in the prevention, intervention and suppression of youth violence, as well as to youth and parents.

 

Our Mission

“To develop and provide coordinated resources to create a safe environment for our youth and families in their homes, schools and communities”

 

Our Vision

“A thriving Oxnard in which all people feel safe and all young people have hope and opportunity supported by caring adults, strong families, and empowered communities”

 

Community Goals/Strategic Plan

The SAFETY Blueprint, Oxnard’s strategic plan for the reduction of youth violence, was developed by its members with community and youth input in 2008.

The purpose of the SAFETY Blueprint is to describe the range of elements needed in Oxnard to increase positive outcomes for young people, and consequently, to also reduce violence, shift social norms and promote safety for all. The intent of the SAFETY Blueprint is to inform and guide a coordinated and collaborative effort among multiple, diverse sectors and the community that spans a prevention, intervention, and enforcement/suppression continuum. An Action Plan has also been created for implementing the SAFETY Blueprint.

The Blueprint contains five goal areas:

  • Every young person in Oxnard can name a caring adult in his/her life.

  • Every parent/guardian in Oxnard has the skills to foster positive relationships and home environment.

  • All schools have coordinated support for at-risk youth (in or out of school).

  • Highly impacted neighborhoods in Oxnard are saturated with a coordinated strategy of public and private efforts across the continuum of prevention, intervention, and suppression/enforcement.

  • Every public and private agency and community member in Oxnard recognizes the importance and power of honoring and embracing cultural strengths and values in their homes, workplace and community to create safe and thriving environments.

Our Structure

The structure of the ALLIANCE includes a Policy Team and a Technical Team. The Policy Team oversees the overall mission and direction of the ALLIANCE. The Technical Team oversees the implementation of the policies and strategies of the ALLIANCE.

There are also Task Forces made up of the membership to make recommendations on how to achieve the goals contained within the SAFETY Blueprint.  The Technical Team additionally forms Subcommittees to deal with ongoing issues such as Prisoner ReEntry and Funding and Sustainability.

 

News/Updates

ALLIANCE Newsletters:

Volume 1, Issue 1  June 2012