Youth ALIVE! featured on NPR’s Snap Judgement

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On a year of Oakland violence

Members of the Snap Judgement radio and podcast crew cover a year of homicides in Oakland in their episode called Counted: an Oakland Story. For that they interviewed Youth ALIVE!’s Glen Upshaw and Tammy Cloud, as well as staff from some of our partners working to bring peace and healing to Oakland. Glen is our lead violence interrupter, working with his team to mediate conflicts between groups, gangs and individuals in Oakland before the guns come out. These are men trying to change young lives and make people safer. Tammy is the coordinator of our Khadafy Washington Project, named for the murdered son of its founder, which steps into the immediate aftermath of homicides in Oakland to support traumatized, devastated families at their time of greatest need. Hear full Snap Judgement interviews with Tammy and Glen here.