October 2020

DV Awareness October 26, 2020 Oct 23, 2020

October is #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth, and we are announcing a collaboration with District Attorneys and U.S. Attorneys from across California, as well as the national nonprofit Childhelp, to share important facts and resources this week. If you or a loved one is experiencing domestic violence, you are not alone.

Local support is here:

Alameda County Family Justice Center
510 267-8800
FVLC 24hr. Mobile Response Team
800 947-8301

#DVAM #DVAM2020 #DomesticViolenceAwareness

En Español

Octubre es el Mes de Concientización de #ViolenciaDoméstica y estamos anunciando una colaboración con Fiscalías de Distrito y Procuradores Federales de todo California, al igual que la organización nacional sin fines de lucro Childhelp, para compartir información y recursos importantes esta semana. Si usted o algún ser querido sufre violencia doméstica, no están solos.

Hay recursos locales aquí:

Centro Familiar de Justicia del Condado de Alameda - 510 267-8800
FVLC 24hr. Mobile Response Team - 800 947-8301

#DVAM #DVAM2020 #DomesticViolenceAwareness

Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Oct 13, 2020

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announces the creation of the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DDEI). She has appointed Assistant District Attorney II Terry Wiley to the head the groundbreaking new division.

Under the leadership of DA O’Malley, the District Attorney’s Office convened the Fair and Equitable Policing and Prosecution Working Group in 2016. ADA Wiley has been a part of the Working Group from its inception, focusing on issues such as implicit bias, updating guidelines and protocols, and creating policies that ensure fairness and equity in prosecution, in working with victims of crime and within the Office.

These efforts have led to the creation of several programs and collaborative courts that offer alternatives to incarceration, providing individuals charged with crimes the opportunities to gain insight, to build skills, to complete their education and to move beyond the criminal justice system. We have also created a misdemeanor pre-charging program for people to participate in to avoid charges. As the State reports, Alameda County District Attorney’s Office has more collaborative courts per capita than any other county.

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2020 Oct 6, 2020

10/27 - Wellness Wednesdays

Come join us in a safe space to learn and practice mindfulness techniques. The focus is on self-care to reduce stress and support healing and growth. Take time for yourself.

2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 12:15 to 1 pm

Virtual Zoom meeting: Join here
Dr. Joanna Zygmont
ACFJC Trauma Recovery Center
(510) 267-8800

Saturdays in October -Community Conversations

A Safe Space will host virtual discussions guided by members of the African American Domestic Peace Project through the month.

10/24 - Mental Health + Trauma

Save your spot for these conversations here

National Drug Take Back Day 2020 Oct 6, 2020

On October 24, 2020, 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. the DA’s Office will participate in the 19th Drug Take Back Day. This is an opportunity for the community to properly and safely dispose of any narcotics, prescription medications, vaping devices and cartridges and over the counter medications. Pet medications will also be accepted. The Office will also offer education on prevention of potential drug abuse and overdosing, and the proper disposal of medications.

Full list of details on disposing vaping products here

Please note that all COVID-19 safety measures will be followed. Face coverings must be worn at all sites by anyone dropping off medications as well as by those staffing the sites. All social distancing guidelines will be adhered to in order to maintain a minimum of six feet between individuals.

Drug Take Back sites will be at the following locations from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M.

  • Alameda Hall of Justice
    2233 Shoreline Drive
    Alameda, California 94501
  • Alameda County Family Justice Center
    470 27th Street
    Oakland, CA 94612
  • East County Hall of Justice
    5151 Gleason Drive
    Dublin, CA 94568
  • Fremont Hall of Justice
    39439 Paseo Padre Parkway
    Fremont, CA 94538

DAs Announce Expansion of MOU in Nine Bay Area Counties to Respond in The Event of Mass Casualty Oct 1, 2020

On the third anniversary of the Route 91 Harvest Festival mass shooting in Las Vegas, the District Attorneys of the nine Bay Area Counties announce the signing and expansion of their Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to streamline a coordinated response in the event of a mass casualty crime incident.

The nine counties include Alameda, San Francisco, Sonoma, Contra Costa, Marin, San Mateo, San Joaquin, Solano, and Santa Cruz counties. The MOU allows any participating county impacted by a mass casualty crime incident to request shared resources and personnel from the surrounding counties. This is critical because a mass casualty event can quickly deplete county resources and victim or witness support staff, given the high number of people affected by suffering injuries, witnessing the incident, or experiencing the loss of a loved one. In such an event, the other counties would deploy staff and support to the affected county to ensure that there are sufficient victim and witness support providers available in the aftermath of a mass violence event.

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