Operation Peacekeeper Youth Outreach Workers are street-wise men and women. The Youth Outreach Workers are trained in conflict resolution, mediation, community organizing, mentoring and case management. They work in schools as well as neighborhood settings, wherever young people at risk of violence are found; including, parks, street corners and apartment complexes. Workers respond to areas where violent crimes have occurred in an attempt to talk with youth and prevent retaliations.
Operation Peacekeeper builds the bridge between the youth and their families with a collaboration of community-based and faith-based organizations, as well as governmental agencies, to accomplish the mission and vision.
Contributions to help support programs for at-risk, gang-oriented youth can be mailed to:
City of Stockton, Attn: Operation Peacekeeper
425 N. El Dorado Street
Stockton, CA 95202
Tax I.D. for Contributions
Our tax I.D. is 94 6009 436.
The mission of Operation Peacekeeper is to use outreach workers in collaboration with governmental, community-based and faith-based organizations to:
- Reduce gang-related violence in Stockton,
- Reach out to gang-related youth ages 10 to 18, and
- Provide the resources necessary for them to abstain from a gang lifestyle and to become productive members of society.
The vision is to build mentoring relationships with youth who have the highest risk of gang involvement, particularly serious gun-related violence, and provide positive alternatives for a healthier non-violent lifestyle.
The Operation Peacekeeper Gang Outreach Program has a high local profile. It has been in place since 1998 in Stockton and has played a key role in local efforts to reduce gang homicides. The program has evolved into a very comprehensive effort where youth are provided both a mentor and a variety of resources. Youth Outreach Workers are available 24/7 for the youth and his/her family.
In 2010 Operation Peacekeeper received two prestigious awards; the League of California Cities Helen Putnam Award for Excellence and the Cities and the Counties and Schools Partnership Award for the extensive use of community partnerships to address public safety issues.
A copy of our brochure is available in both English and in Spanish.
For more information, please contact Operation Peacekeeper.
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This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 3/18/2014