Gang Prevention & Intervention

Gang Prevention & Intervention

Gang Prevention & Intervention ServicesToberman’s Gang Prevention & Intervention Department started in 1977, in an effort to address the communities rising concerns of gang activities in the Harbor Area. As one of the oldest gang intervention programs in the City of Los Angeles, Toberman has provided community-based gang intervention through convening and sharing strategies, best-practices and a common vision with Toberman’s Family Source Center and Toberman’s Children Family & Youth Center. Solidifying our services through implementation of lessons learned from Toberman’s rich history of social services.

The Unit was developed to increase the safety of the overall community by addressing the violence in a comprehensive and cost-effective manner by directly reducing gang violence and providing holistic, integrated human services.

Two Pronged Approach

Toberman’s Gang Prevention & Intervention staff are all certified Gang Interventionists, and continually attend certified and non-certified trainings. The goal of the Gang Prevention & Intervention program is to build and maintain a collaborative “Peace Infrastructure” throughout the Harbor Area. Our goal is to raise the quality of life in our community by creating a safer and violence-free community, while redirecting the lives of our youth and young adults.

To accomplish this, Toberman will be using the two-prong model that was developed by the City of Los Angeles’ Ad-Hoc on Gangs and Youth Development and adopted by the City of Los Angeles.

The first prong will include and not limited to:

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  • Crisis response
  • Violence interruption
  • Conflict and crisis resolution
  • Street mediation
  • Creating and/or maintaining
  • Cease fire/non-aggression agreements
  • Rumor control

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The second prong is the wrap-around services that is a network of resources that include:

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  • Group and individual counseling
  • Tattoo removal
  • Chemical dependency recovery
  • Legal assistance
  • Anger management courses
  • Vocational support

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