The OPC YLC was envisioned by Oakland youth who came together after Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson back in 2015, as a way to bring youth voice to the public safety decision making tables. The OPC YLC helps to interrupt the school to prison pipeline by creating and supporting the implementation of policy changes. As we work to create alternatives to policing, we also improve Oakland Police Department practices.
- Stipend/Gift Card
- School Credit
- Community Service/Volunteer Hours
- Authorship on Publications/Letters to the Editor
- Transportation Reimbursement