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Gang Intervention at Toberman

Case Management

Intervention staff works with the client to establish a positive working relationship, conduct assessments, develop a Service Plan, and link clients with rehabilitative services in the community.

The Intervention unit has established a network of resources that include:  group and individual counseling, tattoo removal, chemical dependency recovery, legal assistance, anger management courses, vocational support, mentoring, academic support, parenting classes, emergency services (food, shelter, and clothing), and recreation and sports activities.

Life Skills Classes

The Intervention unit conducts Life Skills classes on-site and at local high schools. Intervention staff facilitates the classes that cover conflict resolution, anger control, job training, and inter-ethnic respect. These classes allow the intervention worker to connect with gang involved youth and foster an environment that supports positive life choices.

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Safe Passage

The Intervention unit institutes the Safe Passage Program at local middle and high schools to ensure that youth are safe after dismissal. The unit's presence near the campuses helps to prevent violence. This approach assists in the identification of individuals in need of services, as well as, monitor individuals working toward a gang-free lifestyle.

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Unity Gang Collaboration

The Intervention unit participates in the eight-member Unity Gang Collaborative. This partnership delivers gang intervention and individualized wrap-around services to gangs in seven Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) jurisdictions. The collaborative staff constitutes the largest corps of certified gang intervention workers in Los Angeles!

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G.R.A.C.E. Project

The G.R.A.C.E.(Gang Reduction And Community Engagement) Project is a collaborative effort between Toberman Neighborhood Center and the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations to bring intervention efforts to the Harbor Gateway community. The G.R.A.C.E. Project is working to is to reduce inter-ethnic tension that leads to violence, reduce gang violence and prevent retaliation violence, expand older teen and young adult resources at local parks and community service agencies, increase Public Safety, expand prevention and positive youth development resources, and coordinated integrated county services with Department Children and Family Services (DCFS), Department of Public Social Services (DPSS), Department of Mental Health (DMH) for high risk youth and families.

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